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Dalai Lama goes further down traitorous road
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The Dalai Lama clique cooperates closely with India whenever Sino-Indian border negotiations are being held or the Indian side is maliciously speculating over a border dispute. Furthermore, his words and deeds are becoming increasingly inappropriate.

According to a report posted on the Times of India website on June 4 2008, when interviewed by a reporter from the New Indian Express, the Dalai Lama openly said that the McMahon Line created in accordance with the Shimla Agreement in 1994 is a legitimate boundary line. The Dalai Lama believes that judging from the above-mentioned agreement signed between Tibet and the British Government, Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India.

The Dalai Lama is willing to sell out the territory because he has never regarded himself as Tibetan, let alone Chinese.

According to an Asia News report published on March 31, the Dalai Lama claimed during a press conference held on March 31 that, "I consider myself a 'Son of India', and Tibetans have forged very close ties with India in recent years."

After his speech was published in the newspaper, his secretary Chimme Choekyappa had to deal with the aftermath.

On April 15, Voice of America (VOA) reported that the Dalai Lama's secretary irrationally explained, "I think that this is just like his honorable citizenship in some Canadian and Italian cities."

However, the Dalai Lama himself has never denied relevant media reports because he does not dare.

On April 15, Bhupendra Kumar Modi, an Indian entrepreneur told a VOA reporter that the Dalai Lama once talked about this issue directly with him. Bhupendra Kumar Modi said: "He said that he felt he is an Indian in nature, and he would manage to become an Indian citizen if the time is right and India's spiritual leader and the Indian people need him."

The Dalai Lama secretly considers himself an Indian citizen. On this point, his position is as follows: "I only say it once but I will make known my position through my actions."

According to a report published in the Times of India on September 11, the Dalai Lama's secretary Chimme Choekyappa made a high-profile declaration on September 10 that the Dalai Lama would pay a visit to Tawang district in November.

Taiwan's Central News Agency reported on September 13 that India is playing the Dalai card, and that "India may intend to exploit the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh and even Tawang to prove that Arunachal Pradesh is part of India."

A China watcher from New Delhi said, "The timing of his visit (to Arunachal Pradesh) is important, especially when debate about his visit to Taiwan is still hot. They are good at playing tricks with China. They know that this kind of visit will put pressure on China." The Dalai Lama intentionally visited Tawang, even though he was quite aware that this region is a hot spot. His deeds have completely exposed his position and intentions.

His followers are certainly very clear about it. A report published in the New York Times on September 3 discussed the China-India border dispute, stating that the Dalai Lama's "prime minister" Samdhong Rinpoche noted that they all acknowledged the legitimacy of the "McMahon Line".

To cooperate in the vicious speculation over the China-India border dispute with Indian media, Samdhong even publicly warned the Indian government in an interview with Asian News International (ANI), "Watch what China does, and not what it says… the Chinese side has targeted India for a fairly long period, and even painted Chinese characters on rocks near the border. We do not know what their aim is, but these actions are unacceptable."

He spoke as if he were an Indian. Moreover, according to a report published in the ANI on September 15, Samdhong said at a press conference that "Arunachal Pradesh" is an integral part of India, and India is a sovereign state. Those who live in India have full rights to go anywhere in India. So why does China object to the Dalai Lama's visit to Tawang?

The Press Trust of India also reported that Samdhong believes the Dalai Lama's visit to the Tawang district is like a person walking from one room in his house to another. This simply implies that India is home to the Dalai Lama and that they are a family – they have almost reversed the position of host and guest to shamelessly regard Indians as their comrades.

What history is behind the so-called "McMahon Line" that has been "acknowledged" by the Dalai Lama clique?

In 1913, against the backdrop of "Tibet independence" incited by British imperialists, UK representative Henry McMahon secretly signed the so-called "Simla Accord" with the local Tibetan government manipulated by "Tibet independence" forces during the "Simlar conference" without the knowledge of Chinese representatives. This accord even incorporated a large area of territory in China's Tibet including the Tawang district to British India.

In response, the then-Yuan Shikai administration instructed Chinese representative Chen Yifan on July 3 1914 not to sign the accord and declared, "The Chinese government will acknowledge none of the accords or similar documents signed by the UK and Tibet on this or any other day."

As the UK knew it was in the wrong, it did not publicize the "McMahon Line" until 1938 when China was engaged in the war of resistance against Japan.

In respect to the Tawang district, it has been part of Tibet since ancient times. As early as the 7th century, Menyu area where the Tawang district is located was already under the jurisdiction of a local government of the Tibetan Empire. In 1681, the 5th Dalai Lama Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso ordered the construction of Tawang Monastery, and since then Dawang has been a sacred land of Tibetan Buddhism effectively administrated by Tibetan local governments. The 6th Dalai Lama Tsangyang Gyatso was born in the Tawang district. Starting from the middle of the 19th century, Qing Dynasty high commissioners to Tibet and Tibetan local governments also empowered the Cona government and the Tawang Monastery with the right to formulate laws and deal with major matters.

The Dalai Lama clique's ignorance of history and shameless betrayal of even the Tawang district have fully exposed the reality under the cover of "representing the interests of Tibetan people".

The Dalai Lama regards himself as an Indian; dares to betray the territory and interests of his own country and even the sacred religious land of Tibetans; and goes to the extreme of forgetting his origins and ancestors. Acting as a "representative of Tibetan people", does he really care about the welfare of Tibetan people?

China Tibet Information Center contributes to this article.

By People's Daily Online

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