What is Tibet's problem?
08:30, April 20, 2011
In March, 2011, the 14th Dalai Lama repeated the so-called Tibet issue, just as he does annually. With nothing new, he made another instigation.
I would then like to analyze one of his statements such as " there is a problem in Tibet".
Is there any problem in China's Tibet? The answer is yes. I dare to say that no system in the world proves to be perfect.
As a region of China, Tibet lags behind of China's inland provinces and cities due to many factors: its social system was transformed relatively later and its economic development started relatively slowly; it has harsh geographic conditions, and it is comparatively scarce in human resources.
Nevertheless, what is the problem in Tibet raised by the 14th Dalai Lama who claimed to "retire"? According to him, almost all actions and speeches related to Tibet are monitored, and overseas Tibetans and the international community are not allowed to find "facts" in Tibet.
Here is the rerun of some historical scenes: In March 14th Riots in 2008, 5 girls of both Tibetan and Han ethnic groups in the "Yichun" dress store were killed by a fire ignited by rioters; a Tibetan doctor named Losang Tsering was beaten by stones when treating an ethnic Han boy, and suffered from cerebral concussion with his cheekbone fractured; rioters sliced off ears of Feng Bixia, a businesswoman near the Barkor Street as she tried to save two Tibetan boys...
Such appalling accidents frequently happened in Tibetan-inhabited areas of Sichuan Province, Gansu Province, etc.
A Lhasa woman who had got involved in the riots admitted that she "was threatened by villains", news reported. Public information indicated that separatists overseas directly participated in commanding the March 14 Riots. If the government hadn't taken any necessary measures, those splittists would have continued to cause violence and instability in Tibetan areas because they attempted to stir up disturbance.
Anyone who knows about Tibetan history is clear that the Dalai clique has never stopped fabricating events in Tibetan-inhabited areas since they fled abroad in 1959.
In this sense, it was a must to take measures to keep Tibet's stability so that the social stability would be maintained and people's life, safety and property would be protected.
An increasing number of tourists from home and abroad every year enjoy their trips in Tibet without worrying about the so-called "monitoring". Someone may like to be "supervised" so as to keep such accident as the March 14 Riots away. I myself am one of them.
The other statement about Tibet issue that the 14th Dalai Lama makes often is that Tibetans abroad and the international community should be allowed to see the fact if Tibet doesn't have any problem.
At first sight, how anxious they are to seek political transparency and democracy as well as internationalization!
Let's take a look at what happened in Tibet. In 2009, tourists from abroad reached 175,000, among which over 192 were political figures, 120 were correspondents. And in 2010, the number of tourists from abroad reached 228,000 with 175 political figures and 128 correspondents. Shouldn't they be counted as people from foreign countries?
Some years ago, a senator from the U.S. went to Tibet, pretending as a "tourist" to dig out "truth" about Tibet. Did his trip really help him find out Tibet's "truth" so as to promote Tibet's political advancement and improve locals' livelihood? No. Instead, his trip not only exaggerated U.S. Congress's distortions about the Tibet issue, but also increased the American public's misunderstanding about Tibet.
Therefore, we should raise the following questions: who on earth helped Tibet take on a new look? Who on earth promoted Tibet's per capita GDP? And who on earth made Tibetans feel much happier? It's the Chinese Central Government, the Tibetan policy it adopts, and many approaches it has taken to aid Tibet.
Recently, the Chinese Central Government and the Local Government of Tibet Autonomous Region has invited numerous foreign researchers, scholars, and correspondents to visit Tibet, including reporters from the U.S. and U.K. who “care” much about Tibet.
So, what do the Dalai Lamas really mean about "the international community"? Checking out on different stories they told and they're telling, it suddenly struck us that the so-called "international community" is its own organizations pursuing for Tibet independence or some international organizations which support the "Tibet independence". Therefore, should we Chinese people really pay attention to those people and invite them to come to Tibet?
The Dalai Lama abandoned his motherland to India over 50 years ago. Up until now, he has done nothing but given dozens of his annual speeches on March 10th, preached Tibet Independence and cursed his own country.
In the past half century, the Dalai Lama not only changed his mother-child relationship with China but also vowed to his "mother" India that Tibet belonged to India so as to curry favor with her.
Padma Choling, Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region once pointed out if there is a problem in Tibet, it is the face-off between people of all ethnic groups of China and the Tibetan separatists represented by the Dalai Lama.
In the process of building a society with the moderate level of prosperity and accelerating the socialist modernization drive, China, no doubt will have many problems, so will Tibet as a part of China. But the most pressing one is that whether China will unswervingly oppose the "issues" the Dalai clique have plotted in order to prevent themselves from being marginalized, and whether China will avoid the possibility that a small number of the Dalai followers use their internationally promoted Tibet issues in return for their own benefits.From: China Tibet Online