Skip to comments.China Issues Warning on Dalai Lama Trip (to US)
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 Partys 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 doesnt even love his motherland has been welcomed by some countries and has even been receiving this or that award, Tibets 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.
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Yeah, China like you are calling the shots........
China should spend some time issuing warnings on the toxic products it exports world-wide.
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.
I wonder if the Dali Lama will grant President Bush total consciousness.
So we Americans are uninvited to the Beijing Olympics?
Are they talking about Al Gore again?
Big hitter, the Lama.
“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?
We could flick em like a booger.
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.
Funny how big bad China fears a humble, physically weak and elderly gentleman.
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.
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.
That no religius objects ban is utrageous!
Curious... that's not how the Tibetans see the 1959 invasion of their sovereign nation by the Chinese Communist Army. Hmm..
Overheard at a Buddist pizza parlor: “Make me one with everything”.
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.....
Boycott the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics!!
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?