WHY CHINA, INDIA AND THE DALAI LAMA ARE PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES IN TAWANG

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WHY CHINA, INDIA AND THE DALAI LAMA ARE PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES IN TAWANG
A small Himalayan district is the focus of intense diplomatic heat stemming from long-standing, unresolved border issues reignited by a planned visit from the Tibetan spiritual leader

BY DEBASISH ROY CHOWDHURY 1 APR 2017


Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Australian cricket team captain Steven Smith rub their noses during an interaction with the team at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamsala, India. Photo: Getty
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Last month, the Australian cricket team dropped by the Dalai Lama’s McLeod Ganj monastery in northern India seeking “peace of mind”. Ahead of a Test match in a fractious series with India marked by sniping between the two sides, Aussie skipper Steve Smith asked the Tibetan spiritual leader for help with his sleep. The monk rubbed his nose against his, and Smith went back to his hotel hoping for better sleep during the five-day Dharamsala Test.

The Dalai Lama’s other recent engagements have been far less reassuring for some, rubbing them up the wrong way. Beijing, for one, is losing sleep over his planned trip this week to Tawang, a small district on the western flank of what India calls its Arunachal Pradesh state in its northeast and China claims as its own South Tibet territory. This sleepy 2,000 sq km Himalayan district with less than 50,000 people has become the newest flashpoint between China and India, sparking a fresh round of jousting over their disputed border and the Dalai Lama.

Indian Army soldiers walk along the India-China border near Tawang, some 580km from Itanagar, the state capital of Arunachal Pradesh. India and China fought a bitter border war in 1962, with Chinese troops advancing deep into Arunachal Pradesh and inflicting heavy casualties. Photo: AFP

Inviting the Dalai Lama “to the contested area will inflict severe damage on the China-India relationship”, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang warned after the trip was confirmed. In matching rhetoric, minister Kiren Rijiju in Narendra Modi’s cabinet announced he would meet the Dalai Lama at Tawang. It will be a rare public appearance for a minister of Rijiju’s rank by the side of the Buddhist monk as India tends to avoid such high-profile official meetings in deference to China’s sensitivities. “India is more assertive [now],” Rijiju was quoted as telling the media.

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Relations between China and India have become strained of late. India complains China is preventing it from bringing to book Pakistan-sheltered terrorists, blocking its entry into an elite group of nuclear suppliers and pushing ahead with infrastructure projects in Pakistan that threaten its security interests. China is wary of India’s active courting of the United States and its eagerness to involve itself in distant disputes such as the South China Sea.

On their disputed border and the Dalai Lama, whose presence in India is resented by China, they increasingly appear less inclined to abide by the discretion exercised in the past. Beijing raised a stink when Delhi allowed US ambassador Richard Verma to visit Tawang in October. In December, the Dalai Lama was invited to the Indian president’s official residence, the first such public meeting in 60 years. Last month Beijing lashed out at India for inviting the Dalai Lama to a government-sponsored Buddhist seminar.

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The Dalai Lama is inextricably linked with the border dispute between the two Asian giants. The Tawang monastery’s historical ties to Tibetan Buddhism is an important basis of China’s claim to the 90,000 sq km India-administered Arunachal Pradesh, which lies to the south of the so-called McMahon Line drawn up by the British. It is treated as the de facto border between China and India in what is known as the eastern sector of their border. The McMahon Line was agreed to by Britain and Tibet in a secret deal in 1914 and never recognised by China, giving Beijing the legal basis to deny it recognition even while accepting the status quo.

Tibetans living in exile in India attend a peace march held to observe Tibetan National Uprising day in the suburb of McLeod Ganj, the seat of the Central Tibetan Administration in exile, near Dharamshala, India. Photo: EPA

In a rare interaction with the foreign media last month, Lian Xiangmin, director of contemporary research of the Beijing-based China Tibetology Research Centre, stressed Tawang’s links to Tibet by citing that the Tawang monastery was a subsidiary of one of the three major temples of Tibet, the Drepung monastery near Lhasa. “Tawang is a part of Tibet and Tibet is part of China. So Tawang is a part of China,” he said.

Such reaffirmations of Tawang’s links to Tibet, and by extension China, have been emanating frequently from Beijing lately. More so since the Dalai Lama in 2008, for the first time after fleeing from Tibet to India in 1959, declared Tawang was part of India. Up until 2003, he had maintained that Tawang was historically Tibetan, not Indian.

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“The Dalai Lama’s assertion that Tawang is part of India is against the core interest of the Chinese people. He advocates Tibetan autonomy but is really seeking independence. By allowing him a platform, the India government is going back on its promise of not allowing the Tibetan government in exile to engage in activities undermining China’s sovereignty,” Wang Dehua, director of the Institute for Southern and Central Asian Studies at the Shanghai Municipal Centre for International Studies, told This Week in Asia.

Apart from their dispute in the eastern sector, China and India lay claim to Aksai Chin – 38,000 sq km of snowy wasteland sandwiched between India’s Jammu and Kashmir state and China’s Xinjiang ( 新疆 ) and Tibet (西藏) – in what is termed the western sector of their border. The two sides fought a month-long border war over their conflicting claims in 1962, in which India was dealt a humiliating defeat. They have since managed to maintain peace at the border, but 19 rounds of talks to settle the boundary haven’t gone anywhere. China’s original approach was to give up its territorial claim in the east in return for retaining control over Aksai Chin in the west. That way each side would keep the area they control. But over time, Beijing has increasingly been pressing for concessions in the east, especially Tawang, which is unacceptable for the Indians.



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“Deng Xiaoping (鄧小平) had offered to make concessions in the east if India recognised China’s claim lines in the west. India lost the opportunity by not taking that offer. India refuses to compromise in the east or in the west. It doesn’t want to give away an inch of land, all it wants to do is take. That’s not how you negotiate,” said Wang. “Now even if China does allow concessions in the east, it should at least get Tawang and its surrounding areas.”

Deng Xiaoping had offered concessions to India over their border dispute. Photo: Xinhua

Wang echoes other voices in the Chinese establishment pressing claims on Tawang even if India gets to keep the rest of Arunachal. In a recent interview to a Beijing publication, Dai Bingguo, China’s former top diplomat who led the boundary negotiations with India for a decade to 2013, said the border dispute would be resolved if New Delhi parted with Tawang, which he called an “inalienable” part of Tibet.

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“If the Indian side takes care of China’s concerns in the eastern sector, the Chinese side will address India’s concerns elsewhere,” he said in the interview, published just before China and India held a strategic dialogue in Beijing in February. China and India, he went on to say, were standing in front of “the gate towards a final settlement” of the border and “India holds the key” to that gate.

Indian diplomats say Chinese insistence on Tawang goes against the grain of a 2005 agreement that there would be no exchange of territories with “settled populations”, and Tawang clearly fits that category. Ashok Kantha, former Indian ambassador to China, for one, says he is puzzled by the noise China is making over the Dalai Lama and Tawang.

An Indian girl poses for photographs with an Indian flag at the Indo-China border in Bumla in Arunachal Pradesh, India. Photo: AP

“Pending a boundary settlement, the clear understanding since 1993 is that we will work on the basis of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The fact remains that Arunachal is on our side of the LAC,” said Kantha. “We do not raise questions about Chinese movements in Aksai Chin even though we consider it to be part of our territory. So I do not understand when they complain about things we do on our side of the LAC. That is a departure from a fundamental agreement.”

The LAC, which works as the unofficial border, denotes the demarcation line based on actual troop control on the ground by the two sides. In the eastern sector, the McMahon Line is treated as the LAC.

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Nitin Pai, a co-founder of the Indian think tank and public policy school Takshashila Institution, sees the Chinese shift of emphasis from the west to the east as part of a general pattern of hardening its position in all territorial disputes, from the South China Sea to the Himalayas. “It is linked to Beijing’s perception of a geopolitical environment which is moving increasingly in its favour,” said Pai, pointing out that China behaved no differently when the Dalai Lama visited Mongolia in November.

China called off talks with Mongolian officials over soft loans and blocked Mongolian mining trucks at the border in response to the trip. Beijing was pacified only after Ulan Bator promised not to let in the Dalai Lama ever again. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying subsequently said: “We hope Mongolia will truly learn lessons from this incident and truly respect the core interests of China.”

Succession battle
Apart from Tibet, Tawang and Mongolia are the other possible sources of the 81-year-old 14th Dalai Lama’s successor, which also partly explains Beijing’s extra sensitivity to both.

While Tawang was the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama, the fourth came from Mongolia. “Tawang remains sensitive not only because it is the most significant populated area in the entire territory disputed between China and India, but also because it is inhabited by Mon people who follow Tibetan Buddhism and revere the Dalai Lama. Tawang can very well be where the next Dalai Lama reincarnates,” said Dibyesh Anand, author of Tibet: A Victim of Geopolitics, and head of the department of politics and international relations at the University of Westminster in Britain.

Tibetan Buddhist monks have ceremonial seeds on their shaven heads as they listen to a religious talk by the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamsala, India. Photo: AP

Traditionally, the Dalai Lama chooses the Panchen Lama to find his spiritual successor. The Dalai Lama is understood to have the ability to choose where to reincarnate and it is up to the Panchen Lama to find the child he is reborn as. The Dalai Lama selected a six-year-old boy to be his Panchen Lama in 1995. Three days later, the boy and his family were kidnapped, never to be seen again. The Chinese government then chose another six-year-old as replacement.

The Dalai Lama has repeatedly said he may be the last one, and whether he will reincarnate or not would depend on the circumstances after his death. China has made it clear that it will choose the next Dalai Lama.

Apart from China’s interest in locking in the succession in its favour after the Dalai Lama passes away, its posturing aims to isolate him while he is alive and “quarantine the Tibet issue” internationally, said Anand. “The active profile of the Dalai Lama and his followers in exile keeps Tibet alive as a political issue that can be used by India or US for their own strategic purpose. For China, a border dispute with India is a matter of strategic interest, but Tibet is about nationalist intransigence. This is a battle for public diplomacy and internal order, as well as a flexing of geopolitical muscle.”

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Kiren Rijiju rejects China objection on Dalai Lama's Arunachal visit

By PTI | Updated: Apr 01, 2017, 04.40 PM IST
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"We are not interfering in the internal matters of China and that country should not interfere into ours'," the Minister of State for Home Affairs told.


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ITANAGAR: China should refrain from meddling in the internal affairs of India, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today said after Beijing objected to the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh next week.

The Dalai Lama visits Arunachal between April 4 and 13.

"We are not interfering in the internal matters of China and that country should not interfere into ours'," the Minister of State for Home Affairs told reporters here.

He said, the visit of the Dalai Lama was as per the wish of the people.

China had yesterday said that allowing the Tibet's exiled leader to visit Arunachal by India will cause "serious damage" to bilateral ties and had asked New Delhi to make a "choice".




In its second warning to India in a month, the Chinese Foreign Ministry had said it was seriously concerned about India's decision to allow the Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing claims as part of south Tibet.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...-lamas-arunachal-vis/articleshow/57961450.cms
 

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I would love to see the faces of these Chinks when the Dalai Lama visits Arunachal in April. There's going to be a lot of hot air emanating from Beijing.

All we need to do then is to ask them to STFU!
 

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Can we have a dedicated thread to keep track of Chinas rants? Just now I read China was warning India against rail link in Tawang. This Chinese comical rhetoric has become a daily occurrence and it would be helpful to track It in a thread.. Serves as a good source of laughter too. And will also help us direct our Chinese members when faced with Hypocritical comments.

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Can we have a dedicated thread to keep track of Chinas rants? Just now I read China was warning India against rail link in Tawang. This Chinese comical rhetoric has become a daily occurrence and it would be helpful to track It in a thread.. Serves as a good source of laughter too. And will also help us direct our Chinese members when faced with Hypocritical comments.

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China asks India for caution, restraint on Tawang rail link

By PTI | Updated: Apr 01, 2017, 07.36 PM IST
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China has in recent days upped its rhetoric on claims to Arunachal Pradesh, which it says is Southern Tibet, and even warned India of "serious damage" to ties if New Delhi allows Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to visit the state next week.


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BEIJING: China today asked India to exercise "restraint" on its plan to link the strategic border district of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh with a railway network, saying any "unilateral action" might "complicate" the unresolved border issue.

"We hope that the Indian side can exercise caution, show restraint and refrain from unilateral actions that might further complicate the question so as to create a sound condition for enhancing mutual trust between China and India and promoting proper resolution of the boundary question," the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.

"China's position on eastern section of the China-India boundary is consistent and clear. At present, the two sides are working to resolve the territorial dispute through negotiation and consultation," the ministry told PTI in a written reply following a query about reports that India was exploring possibilities to link Tawang with a railway network.

China has in recent days upped its rhetoric on claims to Arunachal Pradesh, which it says is Southern Tibet, and even warned India of "serious damage" to ties if New Delhi allows Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to visit the state next week.

The ministry yesterday warned New Delhi that the visit of the Dalai Lama, the highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, will "come down to India to make a choice".

Tawang, which happens to be the birthplace in 1683 of the sixth Dalai Lama, is at the centre of Tibetan Buddhism and a friction point between India and China relations.

India and China are in discussion to resolve their border dispute that covers the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC). While Beijing claims Arunachal as part of Southern Tibet, India asserts that the dispute also covers the 'Aksai Chin' area, which was occupied by China during the 1962 war.

The ministry said the two sides have "agreed that pending final settlement, both sides will work together to properly manage the dispute" and preserve peace in the border areas.

The Chinese reaction today to the possible rail network and the Dalai Lama's visit to Tawang was the third time in recent weeks the foreign ministry has aired its objections.

Tawang has immense strategic value to India due to its location. The hilly region close to the Sino-India border was also in the news earlier this month when Dai Bingguo, a former Chinese Special Representative for India-China border talks, said the border dispute can be resolved if New Delhi accepts Beijing's claim over Tawang.

"If the Indian side takes care of China's concerns in the eastern sector of their border, the Chinese side will respond accordingly and address India's concerns elsewhere," Dai had told the Chinese media in an interview.

But the proposal was rejected as impractical by Indian officials as Tawang is an integral part of Arunachal Pradesh and has sent representatives to Parliament in every election since 1950.

Lian Xiangmin, Director of contemporary research of China's state-run Tibetology Research Centre, last month said, "Tawang is part of Tibet and Tibet is part of China. So Tawang is part of China. There is not much problem here."

India, giving a push to its strategic interests, is exploring the feasibility to link Tawang with a rail network. The government has asked Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, who is also a Member of Parliament from Arunachal West seat, to explore the feasibility of a rail network in the remote area.

The two ministers will tour the state to study the viability of connecting Tawang with Bhalukpong - the last station of the Railways on Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary at a distance of 378 kms - and to commence the final location survey of a new broad gauge line connecting the two cities.

It takes 18 hours from Guwahati in Assam to reach Tawang by road. Guwahati is the nearest major city and Tawang residents depend on it for medical emergencies.

The other broad gauge railway line that will be part of their survey will be the 249-kilometre North Lakhimpur-Bame- Silapathar section, which is between Pasighat airport and Rupa in Arunachal.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...-on-tawang-rail-link/articleshow/57963874.cms

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China warns India again on Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit, says ties will be hit
WORLD Updated: Apr 01, 2017 19:42 IST

China is enraged by the upcoming visit – as it is when the Dalai Lama attends any official function or meets leaders. Beijing sees him a “dangerous separatist” and a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, who under the “camouflage” of greater autonomy for Tibet Autonomous Region, wants to create an independent Tibet or a breakaway region from China.

On Friday, China reiterated its opposition to the visit.

“China and India are two major developing countries and we are close neighbours. It is very important for the two peoples to maintain sound and steady China-India relations,” foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said.


















“But such a relationship has to be built on certain foundations. Such visits will have deep damage on China-India relations. We have asked India to stick to its political pledges and not to hurt China-India relations. It will come down to India to make a choice.”

Beijing’s sensitivities also arise from the festering border dispute with India as the boundary between the two large neighbours is yet to be fully demarcated.

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“We are seriously concerned about the news. On the eastern section of the China-India border, China’s position is clear and constant. The Dalai-clique has long been engaging in separatist activities with inglorious record,” Lu said.

“India should be very clear with the true nature of the Dalai-clique. But despite this, India still invited the Dalai Lama to visit the region. This will have serious damage on bilateral relations,” he said, responding to a question at the regular foreign ministry briefing.

He added, “China firmly opposes the Dalai Lama carrying out any activities in the relevant region and we have expressed our concerns to the Indian side. We urge India to stick to its political statements, respect the consensus and avoid doing anything that might further complicate the matter.

“It should not provide any platform for the Dalai-clique and only that way can China-India relations move forward in a sound and steady way.”

In 1959, the Dalai Lama had escaped from China through Tawang, considered one of the most important seats of Tibetan Buddhism. Since then, he has visited Arunachal Pradesh in 1983, 1997, 2003 and 2009.

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The fact is that Communist China invaded independent Tibet like the bullies they are, and named it their autonomous region fully controlled by China. They are in illegal occupation of Tibet and need to get the hell out. Period! And it's time India tells them that. But of course you need balls to do it!
 

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It's a good move: DL visit and rail links.
 

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WHY CHINA, INDIA AND THE DALAI LAMA ARE PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES IN TAWANG
A small Himalayan district is the focus of intense diplomatic heat stemming from long-standing, unresolved border issues reignited by a planned visit from the Tibetan spiritual leader

BY DEBASISH ROY CHOWDHURY 1 APR 2017


Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Australian cricket team captain Steven Smith rub their noses during an interaction with the team at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamsala, India. Photo: Getty
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Last month, the Australian cricket team dropped by the Dalai Lama’s McLeod Ganj monastery in northern India seeking “peace of mind”. Ahead of a Test match in a fractious series with India marked by sniping between the two sides, Aussie skipper Steve Smith asked the Tibetan spiritual leader for help with his sleep. The monk rubbed his nose against his, and Smith went back to his hotel hoping for better sleep during the five-day Dharamsala Test.

The Dalai Lama’s other recent engagements have been far less reassuring for some, rubbing them up the wrong way. Beijing, for one, is losing sleep over his planned trip this week to Tawang, a small district on the western flank of what India calls its Arunachal Pradesh state in its northeast and China claims as its own South Tibet territory. This sleepy 2,000 sq km Himalayan district with less than 50,000 people has become the newest flashpoint between China and India, sparking a fresh round of jousting over their disputed border and the Dalai Lama.

Indian Army soldiers walk along the India-China border near Tawang, some 580km from Itanagar, the state capital of Arunachal Pradesh. India and China fought a bitter border war in 1962, with Chinese troops advancing deep into Arunachal Pradesh and inflicting heavy casualties. Photo: AFP
The dude's pointing the gun straight at the face of the soldiers behind.
:dude:

Also are they twins??
 

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Tawang is a power symbol of Tibet. Since ages it has been the center of Tibet's power. China wants that too in control so their claim on Tibet will be totalitarian in nature.
 

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if anything Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism has its DNA linked with India rather than Han China.
The fact is that Communist China invaded independent Tibet like the bullies they are, and named it their autonomous region fully controlled by China. They are in illegal occupation of Tibet and need to get the hell out. Period! And it's time India tells them that. But of course you need balls to do it!
 

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DalaiLama is a western, jewish agent..do not let him divide Chinese and Indian people.... China is India's neighbor and India should work peacefully with its neighbor.
Pakistan is taking advantage of India China rift and would love to pit these two great civilizations against each other as Pkaistan knows that its a little mouse and doenot have its independent existence. First, he was a little puppet of West and now, its trying to be a litle puppet of China.,
India just needs to focus on getting most powerful modern weapons so no one.. no one can dare to threaten it.
Its survival of the fittest..,.World has become a jungle...only powerful will survive...rest will be eaten away by the Godzilla!!!!
 

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DalaiLama is a western, jewish agent..do not let him divide Chinese and Indian people.... China is India's neighbor and India should work peacefully with its neighbor.
Pakistan is taking advantage of India China rift and would love to pit these two great civilizations against each other as Pkaistan knows that its a little mouse and doenot have its independent existence. First, he was a little puppet of West and now, its trying to be a litle puppet of China.,
India just needs to focus on getting most powerful modern weapons so no one.. no one can dare to threaten it.
Its survival of the fittest..,.World has become a jungle...only powerful will survive...rest will be eaten away by the Godzilla!!!!
I suggest you to read a bit about Dalai Lama, Chinese relationship with its neighbours. Today's world is not entirely about "Survival of the fittest" it is also about "Thrival of the Smartest". Do you know anything about Maoist problem created and kept running by Chinese.

Survival Rule no. 1: Never ever, be friendly to someone who wants to destroy you. Maybe most of the Indians forgot about 1962, but not the GoI.

And like you called Dalai Lama "a western Jewish agent", I call you "dumb F, ignorant Chinese rant"

A slight correction, Pak and China both are mutually cooperating and benefitting on Anti Indian Stance.

One point I couldn't get you, can you please elaborate (till very minute detail)"Why do you think Dalai Lama was puppet of west and trying to be the puppet of China" if you wrote this line on external agent (alcohol, weed etc) I can understand and I'd suggest you to enjoy the feeling and stay away from your mobile or system.
 

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Beijing could interfere in Kashmir, warns Chinese media over Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit

More anger and threats have come in from the Chinese side over the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama’s ongoing visit to India’s easternmost state, Arunachal Pradesh.

The Chinese state media on Thursday threatened that Beijing could interfere in “turbulent” Kashmir against India’s invitation to the 82-year-old Tibetan leader, calling New Delhi’s move “clumsy and rude”.

China claims large parts of the Northeaster state as south Tibet and calls the Dharamsala-based Dalai Lama a separatist out to carve an independent Tibet within Chinese mainland.

Doing some muscle-flexing, an editorial in the state-run Global Times wondered if India would withstand a “geopolitical” onslaught from an economically, militarily and diplomatically stronger China.

“With a GDP (gross domestic product) several times higher than that of India, military capabilities that can reach the Indian Ocean and having good relations with India’s peripheral nations, coupled with the fact that India’s turbulent northern state borders China, if China engages in a geopolitical game with India, will Beijing lose to New Delhi?” it said.

China share borders with Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK) and Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor that passes through PoK has emerged as the latest sore spot between the two Asian giants.

Besides the media, officials and experts continued to attack India as well.

A top official said India was “losing its dignity”.

“This is not the first time that the Dalai Lama has visited south Tibet and called the region Indian territory, which means he is committed to separating the nation,” Zhu Weiqun, head of the ethnic and religious affairs committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, told the Global Times.

“India is losing its dignity as a big power by playing around with such a figure.”

Inviting the Dalai Lama could be India’s way to voice its disappointment with the recent strategic dialogue with China, Zhao Gancheng, director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Studies of the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, told the nationalistic tabloid.

The two countries held talks in February, exchanging ideas on a number of issues, including India’s application to the nuclear suppliers group that Beijing has continued to block.

Zhu and Zhao’s views were backed by the editorial piece.

“The Dalai’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh this time is seen as New Delhi using the monk as a diplomatic tool to put pressure on China,” it said.

“But this is a clumsy and rude move. The Dalai is a highly politicised symbol in China’s diplomacy. For any country, its attitude toward the Dalai Lama almost affects the entire relationship with China.”

The editorial had a word of advice, too.

“The West has fully recognised the nature of the Dalai as a diplomatic card and is extremely prudent in using it. When the Dalai travels to the capital of a Western country, who will meet him, when and where would be carefully weighed.”

The editorial cautioned New Delhi it was possibly overestimating its leverage in ties with Beijing.

India had benefited from the good momentum in relationship as much as China and if it ruined the ties and turn two countries into rivals, could New Delhi “afford the consequence”?

“China considers India as a friendly neighbour and partner. China has never provoked bilateral disputes or made any pressing demand on India over the Dalai Lama. New Delhi should respond to Beijing’s goodwill with goodwill,” it said.

Beijing had on Wednesday asked India to stop the Dalai Lama’s visit immediately and summoned Indian ambassador VK Gokhale to lodge a protest.

India again said no political colour should be given to the visit but more fireworks are expected from Beijing when the Tibetan leader heads to Tawang, a Buddhist centre in Arunachal.
 

Kshatriya87

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They are already interfering
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If Beijing interferes in Kashmir or tries to, some unclaimed missiles will find their way towards CPEC in POK..

After that India will blame the terrorists for the attacks and Chinese can do jackShit...
Or
Chinks should remember the trade deficit it has with India....They should remember for good.
 

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