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China Issues Warning on Dalai Lama Trip (to US)
NY Times ^ | October 17, 2007 | JOSEPH KAHN

Posted on 10/17/2007 5:43:59 AM PDT by NYer

BEIJING, Oct. 16 — Chinese officials warned the United States on Tuesday not to honor the Dalai Lama, saying a planned award ceremony in Washington for the Tibetan spiritual leader would have “an extremely serious impact” on relations between the countries.

Speaking at a Foreign Ministry briefing and on the sidelines of the Communist Party’s 17th National Congress, the officials condemned the Dalai Lama as a resolute separatist and said foreign leaders must stop encouraging his “splittist” mission.

“Such a person who basely splits his motherland and doesn’t even love his motherland has been welcomed by some countries and has even been receiving this or that award,” Tibet’s Communist Party boss, Zhang Qingli, told reporters during the congress.

“We are furious,” Mr. Zhang said. “If the Dalai Lama can receive such an award, there must be no justice or good people in the world.”

The Dalai Lama, a Nobel laureate, has lived in exile since the Chinese army crushed an uprising in his homeland in 1959 and is revered as the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists. He is scheduled to receive the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: china; dalalama; germany; iran

1 posted on 10/17/2007 5:44:00 AM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Yeah, China like you are calling the shots........


2 posted on 10/17/2007 5:44:57 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: NYer
Dear Mr. Zhang;

Piss OFF!!!!

Sincerely,

A. Bustard.

3 posted on 10/17/2007 5:46:04 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NYer

China should spend some time issuing warnings on the toxic products it exports world-wide.


4 posted on 10/17/2007 5:47:06 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson 2008. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter 2008 (VP) Lifetime ACU Rating: 92)
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To: NYer

As I recall, when he met Clinton, it was a quiet affair, so as not to bother the Chinese. Now we’ll see if Bush decides to change the plans so as not to irritate the Chinese.


5 posted on 10/17/2007 5:50:17 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: LIConFem

I wonder if the Dali Lama will grant President Bush total consciousness.


6 posted on 10/17/2007 5:51:14 AM PDT by Perdogg (Join the NCAA basketball thread - Freemail me - Go tarheels!)
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To: NYer

So we Americans are uninvited to the Beijing Olympics?


7 posted on 10/17/2007 5:51:54 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: NYer
“Such a person who basely splits his motherland and doesn’t even love his motherland has been welcomed by some countries and has even been receiving this or that award,” Tibet’s Communist Party boss, Zhang Qingli, told reporters during the congress.

Are they talking about Al Gore again?

8 posted on 10/17/2007 5:52:38 AM PDT by Right_Rev ("We need to get back to winning arguments by our ideas, not our ability to call people names.")
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To: NYer
For many years now I have tried to care about the Dalai Lama, but don’t. Maybe if he converted to Christianity, I would like him more...
9 posted on 10/17/2007 5:53:02 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Perdogg

Big hitter, the Lama.


10 posted on 10/17/2007 5:53:44 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Americans never quit." Douglas MacArthur)
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To: yldstrk
I think the message to China is clear, you guys start behaving around the world or we do this. Same with Putin, you halt your nuclear activities with Iran, or the missile defense system goes up in Eastern Europe. Pretty simple, play with the big boys, you're going to get hurt.
11 posted on 10/17/2007 5:54:42 AM PDT by 11th Commandment
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To: NYer

“would have “an extremely serious impact” on relations between the countries.”

They will stop selling lead tainted kid’s toys to us until we say we are sorry?


12 posted on 10/17/2007 5:56:57 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious. Orwell)
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To: 11th Commandment

We could flick em like a booger.


13 posted on 10/17/2007 5:58:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: COUNTrecount
So we Americans are uninvited to the Beijing Olympics?

No but don't plan on bringing any religious objects.


Beijing, Oct. 12, 2007 (CWNews.com) - The Chinese government reportedly will not allow visitors to bring religious objects such as rosary beads or holy water when they travel to Beijing for the Olympic Games next year.

The report on restrictions did not clearly indicate whether visitors would be allowed to bring Bibles into China. Nor was there any indication whether the host nation would allow Olympic teams to bring chaplains-- a practice that many countries have followed regularly.

14 posted on 10/17/2007 5:59:56 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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To: NYer

Funny how big bad China fears a humble, physically weak and elderly gentleman.


15 posted on 10/17/2007 6:00:54 AM PDT by pnh102
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This isn’t the first time the Dalai Llama has been honored here in the U.S. He addressed Congress a few years back and several President’s have met with him. China needs to get a life. They completely squashed the country known as Tibet but they did not completely crush the spirit of those people.


16 posted on 10/17/2007 6:02:52 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Perdogg
I don't see why not. He did do it for a lowly greens keeper once.

Although I think the Lama probably found Carl a bit more entertaining that he would Pres. Bush.
17 posted on 10/17/2007 6:04:23 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson 2008. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter 2008 (VP) Lifetime ACU Rating: 92)
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To: 11th Commandment

We could always rotate a company of Green Berets through Monterey to learn Tibetan. We could offer to delay this move if the commies quit supporting Iran.


18 posted on 10/17/2007 6:11:17 AM PDT by darth
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To: NYer

That no religius objects ban is utrageous!


19 posted on 10/17/2007 6:18:01 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: NYer
The Dalai Lama, a Nobel laureate, has lived in exile since the Chinese army crushed an uprising in his homeland in 1959

Curious... that's not how the Tibetans see the 1959 invasion of their sovereign nation by the Chinese Communist Army. Hmm..

20 posted on 10/17/2007 6:25:51 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Perdogg

Overheard at a Buddist pizza parlor: “Make me one with everything”.


21 posted on 10/17/2007 6:46:22 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: yldstrk
Yeah, China like you are calling the shots........

Or like they are going to quit doing business with their largest trading partner, who's purchases are what is the driving force behind their booming economy. The truth is they should forget about trivial face-saving tripe about the Dalai Lama and get busy working to clean up their own act with their exports. Failure to do so means they run the risk of pissing off the USA and ruining their own economy. It's called Capitalism and the free market, Chicom's. Get with the program, or go back to your isolationist ways. This pissing and moaning about insignificant things like the Dalai Lama is becoming really tiresome.....

22 posted on 10/17/2007 6:47:26 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Thinking of voting Democrat? Wake up and smell the Socialism!)
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To: NYer

Boycott the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics!!


23 posted on 10/17/2007 6:57:55 AM PDT by DFG
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To: Dixie Yooper

It’s not about the man, it’s about what he represents - Freedom for a country enslaved by China. If you can’t care about that, then what are you even doing on this forum? And nice crack about Christianity - only Christians are worthy of your giving a damn?


24 posted on 10/17/2007 7:10:33 AM PDT by steel_resolve (Think pitch forks.)
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To: steel_resolve
Sorry, unlike himself, his followers and Richard Gere, I refuse to participate in blasphemy.
25 posted on 10/17/2007 7:29:42 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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