Dalai Lama's moral authority the leaders in Beijing can only dream of

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  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Apr 17, 2009
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    China does not have the moral authority in Tibet since they are more keen to absorb Tibet through other means than that are appealing, like money, authoritative means, coercion, Sinicisation and destroying the root and fabric of Tibetan culture, language, customs, traditions and so on.

    Naturally, there is hostility towards China internally and from refugees from Tibet.

    Historically, the Han Chinese have been able to destroy the roots, culture, language, customs, tradition, intermarriages and so on. of all Non Han people whom they called 'barbarians' and captured their territories and forced them to become 'Han'.

    But will the succeed in Tibet or Xinjiang?

    In the earlier times there was no globalisation and interdependence of the international communities and the powerful were more concerned to spread their wings through imperialism and colonisation and none cared. But these are modern times and all are aware. There is greater dependence and interaction. Therefore, one cannot ride roughshod over those who are not ready to be assimilated. And the world is now more sensitive to morals than before.

    In such a scenario, China attempting various means, mostly underhand and slime loaded, may not succeed wholesomely since morality is not on their side.

    Even in Hong Kong which is now a part of Communist China, the world glare has crippled the Communist Chinese attempts to break up the dissent and have not been able to apply ruthless and brute force as in Tienanmen Square and has shied away from such action which could have broken the dissent in the true Chinese Communist style.

    If China has failed in HK, what are the chances that they can succeed in Tibet or Xinjiang?

    And anyway, China does not have the moral authority like the Dalai Lama to be able to convince the Tibetans to become Han for 'harmony and stability'.
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  3. no smoking

    no smoking Senior Member Senior Member

    Aug 14, 2009
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    Re: Dalai Lama's moral authority the leaders in Beijing can only dream

    The strange thing is after 56 years of holding "moral authority", fewer and fewer Tibetans is willing to fight for his agenda.

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    Milan honors Dalai Lama as citizen over China's objections

    MILAN: The Milan city council bestowed honorary citizenship on the Dalai Lama on Thursday over the objections of Chinese Embassy, which said the gesture would have a negative impact on bilateral relations and regional cooperation.

    The Nobel Peace Prize laureate accepted the honor inside a theater at the University of Milan-Bicocca campus before an audience of mostly students.

    "I want to know what my right is, and what is my duty," the Dalai Lama said, getting a laugh when he quipped that he preferred rights to duties.

    On the eve of his arrival, the Chinese embassy in Rome issued a statement saying that honoring the Dalai Lama "has seriously wounded the feelings of the Chinese people'' and expressing its "strong protest and firm opposition."

    Outside the theater, several dozen Chinese residents voiced their displeasure with the award, saying it was a slap at their contributions to the Italian economy. They waved Italian and Chinese flags, and stood behind banners proclaiming Chinese sovereignty over Tibet.

    Tensions arose when a handful of Tibetan protesters approached the Chinese contingent, but police separated the two groups without incident, the news agency ANSA reported.

    China accuses the Dalai Lama of leading a campaign to split Tibet from the rest of China. The exiled spiritual leader says he simply wants Tibet to have a higher degree of autonomy under Chinese rule.

    Italy has been the favorite country in Europe for Chinese firms looking for acquisitions. Chinese firms bought 14 Italian companies last year for a combined total of $10.6 billion, according to KPMG, led by the $7.7 billion acquisition of tire maker Pirelli.

    China has also invested billions in Italian electrical grid operators, carmakers, telecom firms and luxury brands in recent years.

    In Milan alone, the number of Chinese residents has doubled over the past decade to nearly 29,000, doubling also the number of businesses, according to Francesco Wu, who leads an organization of Chinese entrepreneurs in Milan and joined Thursday's protest.

    The Dalai Lama also met privately with the archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Angelo Scola, as well as with Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala on the first day of a three-day visit that includes a series of spiritual talks.
    He also is to receive honorary citizenship of the Milan suburb of Rho, home to the fairgrounds where several of his talks will take place.
    In Beijing, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told reporters that China opposes any official meeting with the Dalai Lama and asked that countries respect "China's grave concerns."

    The Dalai Lama said in an interview with the Italian daily La Repubblica that the climate in Tibet "remains extremely grim and repressive, characterized by constant controls of Tibetans, who are denied many basic human rights."

    "Whether they admit it or not, Tibet remains a thorn for China, which wants to play an important role in the world," he was quoted as saying.

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