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SHANGHAI — U.S. President Barack Obama has quietly postponed an audience with the Dalai Lama until after he visits China in November.
The move comes in the wake of Obama's decision to slap a 35 per cent import duty on tires from China and avoids a potential second affront to Beijing.
Beijing considers the Dalai Lama a dangerous "splittest" who wants to separate Tibet from China and it routinely retaliates against heads of state and governments who deign to meet the Buddhist monk, even in a so-called "private" capacity.
Last year, Beijing cancelled an important summit with the European Union after French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with the Nobel Peace laureate and bilateral relations with Germany went in the deep freeze in 2007 when Chancellor Angela Merkel received him in the chancellery. Earlier this year, under pressure from China, South Africa refused to even issue him a visa.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by getreadyalready
What I can't figure out and maybe somebody here can tell me just how dangerous he is to big tough China?
I understand the politics behind it but why are they so fearful?
Are things really that fragile behind the great wall that a single man can derail their drive to becoming a world power?
Activists 'shocked' at Clinton stance on China rights
(AFP) – Feb 20, 2009
WASHINGTON (AFP) — Amnesty International and a pro-Tibet group voiced shock Friday after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed not to let human rights concerns hinder cooperation with China.
Paying her first visit to Asia as the top US diplomat, Clinton said the United States would continue to press China on long-standing US concerns over human rights such as its rule over Tibet.
"But our pressing on those issues can't interfere on the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crisis," Clinton told reporters in Seoul just before leaving for Beijing.
T. Kumar of Amnesty International USA said the global rights lobby was "shocked and extremely disappointed" by Clinton's remarks.
"The United States is one of the only countries that can meaningfully stand up to China on human rights issues," he said.
"But by commenting that human rights will not interfere with other priorities, Secretary Clinton damages future US initiatives to protect those rights in China," he said.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Well there is one thing happening for sure and that's China using it's investment dollars to sway Obama into doing this.
The puppet master has spoke and the puppet dances.
Originally posted by CanadianDream420
The Lama needs to steal the Mic away from China and claim Tibet is better before Obama will acknowledge him.....
Originally posted by undo
as the tibetan buddhists are the ancestors of the ones who brought down the empire.
the generations to come will once again, be without female compass or companionship, and the dalai lama represents the group from which such a thing could feasibly be repeated as the tibetan buddhists are the ancestors of the ones who brought down the empire.
Originally posted by CuteAngel
reply to post by undo
You seem to have got your facts mixed up. China did not kill their female children during the Qing dynasty or the Tibetan rule. That seems to have occurred during the communist rule or primarily during the rule of Mao. They need more able men for labor as well as military. They got the death penalty for almost everything, even something as petty as not paying taxes. Pretty much many people are still dying because of forced labor as well as corruption.