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Why has the West been so hard on China on "Tibet and Xinjiang issues"
2014-02-18 15:33:00
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by: Zhu Weiqun
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In 2006, the United States arranged Rebiya kadeer, who was released on medical parole to settle down in the U.S. and served as the Chairman of the World Uighur Congress (WUC) to take charge of the integration of the "East Turkistan Islamic" forces.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) supported by U.S. Congress and CIA has provided annual funding or individual donations to the "East Turkistan Islamic" over the years.

Japan, which has not yet acknowledged its wrongdoing of aggression to China during the Second World War suddenly, recalled "human rights".

It not only allowed the Dalai Lama to transit, but also and conducted activities in Japan for many times, but also arranged him to deliver addresses against China and pro-Japan's militarism in the parliamentarians' guilds. Japan also set up the so-called "Parliamentarians League for Tibet independence".

In 2012, Japan helped the WUC hold the fourth congress in Tokyo and arranged Rebiya Kadeer and her group to visit the Yasukuni Shrine while the Japanese right-wing forces were yelling that "Japan will also fight for Uygiur people".

By retrospecting as above, I am not condemning any country for its history, but wanting to show a basic fact that China has never been meddling in any western country' internal affairs or harming any country, but vice versa. It is weird that the assaulters are so assertive without any sense of shame. It could only be explained as that in some people's eyes, such infringement is a kind of political tradition in some countries. It is a kind of granted privilege originated from their Christian faith with no need to concern the benefits and feelings of the victims.

The difference between history and reality only lies in that the West used forces directly in the past while at present time rely on their international discourse hegemony first and dress up their private interests into "universal values".

It seems that all "truth" will "roll" into their pockets as long as they hold up the banner of "human rights". In this sense, even their massive aerial bombardment and targeted killing by UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) toward some countries they dislike have also been described as necessary for the "human rights course".

"Once China realizes democratization, anything is possible, including ‘Tibet independence’," said an American judiciary in 2008 in his article "Peaceful battle in Tibet", which expressed their "democratic" objective straightforwardly.

It is hard for China and western countries to establish the fundamental mutual trust relationship as long as the imperialist hegemony mentality still exists. Therefore, China should neither relax its vigilance nor stop necessary struggles to safeguard its dignity and sovereignty.

The US's “pragmatism” consideration on Dalai Lama

The American foreign policy is based on "pragmatism"for its own interests and ideology, so is the so-called "Tibet issue" and "Xinjiang issue".

In the 1970s, the US needed to concentrate on the "Cold War" toward the former Soviet Union, extricate itself from the Vietnam War. Under this circumstance, China's attitude was very important, while the Dalai Lama was given the cold shoulder for not being very useful and even affects the improvement of the China-US relations. At this moment, its consideration of interests got the upper hand.

After former US President Nixon's visit to China in 1972, the US significantly cut down on the economic and military support to the Dalai clique. After ceasing the aerial delivery by the CIA for the major armed forces of the clique occupied in Mustang area of Nepal in 1965, it allowed the Nepalese military forces to annihilate it in 1974.

Desolated by the international community, the Dalai clique had to change its banner from "Tibet independence" to "the Middle Way approach", and stepped onto the path of "indirectly Tibetan separatism"under the cloak of "Greater Tibet and High-degree Autonomy" .

The Dalai Lama is fully aware of the practice of the U.S. and repeatedly complained in his Autobiography that "the aim that the US got involved in the "Tibet issue" is not to help Tibet, but to meet its need to fight against the former Soviet Union during the Cold War".

After the series of riots erupted in China including the large-scale unrest in Lhasa, capital city of Tibet in March 5, 1989 and the "June 4th Incident" in Beijing followed by the collapse of the former Soviet Union as well as the tremendous changes in East Europe, the U.S. felt quite strong about it and at that moment resumed its support for the Dalai Lama for its role in disturbing and containing China.

Hence the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct.10, 1989 as one of the punishment on China by the western world. The American president met with the Dalai Lama for the first time in 1991, creating an abominable precedent for the western political leaders to meet with him. Only from then on did the western general public begin to know the very existence of the Dalai Lama, whose fame rose overnight.

Being encouraged, the Dalai Lama furiously alleged that "Tibet will become an independent state within three years", and he "rejects to negotiate with the collapsing Chinese regime". But unfortunately, such wish was disillusioned right after it took shape to both the US and the Dalai Lama .


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