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Similarities between Dalai Lama and Typhoon Morakot
18:29, September 04, 2009  

Does Taiwan know the similarities and differences between the Dalai Lama and Typhoon Morakot?

Taiwan was recently hit by the Typhoon Morakot, which had a strength unseen for 50 years, and the whole island has been busy with disaster relief and post-disaster reconstruction work. The Chinese mainland and countries around the world have supported Taiwan, donating either money or goods. The typhoon and flooding destroyed residential houses and schools and shattered bridges and dams, but it also brought about strong love from the world. "Send love to Taiwan" has become the current hottest topic.

However, while Taiwanese people are engaged in post-disaster reconstruction, a group of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members such as Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu, Chiayi County magistrate Chen Ming-wen and Pingtung County deputy magistrate Zhong Chia-bi, who are officials of the so-called "Green Camp," held a news conference announcing that the Dalai Lama is “willing to visit Taiwan to pray for victims,” causing surprise and anger. People are suddenly asking whether Taiwan knows the similarities and differences between the Dalai Lama and Typhoon Morakot?

Typhoon "Morakot" is sinister, how about the Dalai Lama?

It is understood that it took five days for Typhoon Morakot to reach Taiwan and engulf Taiwan Island, causing enormous economic losses. According to the latest casualty statistics released by the Taiwan's Emergency Operation Center, so far 291 Taiwanese have died, 387 are missing and 45 are injured. Of those, 129 villagers of the nearly wiped-out Kobayashi Village in the town of Chiahsien, Kaohsiung were killed and 311 are missing. This is similar to the violent and criminal “March 14”2008 incident in Tibet involving beating, smashing, looting and burning that was instigated by the Dalai supporters. During the incident, 18 civilians were killed and 382 injured including 50 severely wounded people. 242 public security police and armed police soldiers were either injured or killed. Is there any difference between the calamities caused by the unscrupulous Dalai followers seeking to split China using any possible means and a heartless typhoon?

Typhoon "Morakot" is a natural disaster, how about the Dalai Lama?

As the saying goes, crises are either natural or man-made. Taiwan has suffered the most severe natural disaster in 50 years, with serious casualties and economic losses. People have no choice but to accept a natural disaster. Since mankind never has a chance to fight against the nature, we can only minimize injury and losses, then strive for post-disaster reconstruction and learn lessons to be prepared for preventing the next disaster. The Dalai Lama's promotion of independence for Tibet and Taiwan has clearly become a man-made disaster. With Taiwan active in disaster relief, instead of making a donation the Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan with two empty hands bringing more trouble under the cover of praying for happiness. His purpose is self-evident. China resolutely opposes both covert independence and open independence, and stresses that there is only one China. What the victims need is material and spiritual assistance.

Typhoon "Morakot" has gone, how about the Dalai Lama?

Although Typhoon Morakot was severe, it completely vanished without a trace and will not return. Typhoon Morakot caused destruction only once and the disaster will never beat our resolute will and determination. However, the Dalai Lama promotes Tibet and Taiwan independence and wishes to stir up trouble. Compared with Typhoon Morakot, he is like a cancer in the Chinese mainland and Taiwan stirring up new problems. We should remain vigilant, adhere to the one-China policy and resolutely crack down on any criminal separatist acts.

By China Tibet Online

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