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China warns Obama not to meet with Dalai Lama
Posted 2/18/10 , edited 2/18/10
LINK -> http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/asia/China-Warns-Obama-Against-Meeting-with-Dalai-Lama-83326327.html


From the article, "Zhu Weiqun, the head of the department in charge of talks with the Dalai Lama, told a news conference Tuesday that if Mr. Obama meets with the Dalai Lama, it would threaten trust and cooperation between China and the United States."

At first glance this seemed totally silly to me. But, does this demand make any kind of sense? Is there a plausible argument behind the Chinese government's demand that Obama not meet with the DL?

Although I am willing to consider such an argument, I don't know if such an argument is possible. Even if it was granted that Tibet shouldn't be the concern of outside nations, that is is a renegade province bent on destabilizing Chinese rule, surely the leader of that province should be able to meet with Obama to voice his perspective, right? If the concerns of the DL are not allowed to be heard -- that is, if the Chinese government can strong arm leaders from even hearing the concerns of the DL -- then how can any sort of informed opinion on the matter come about? And isn't getting as many facts as possible before coming to a decision an important principle for leaders from around the world?
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Posted 2/19/10
I watched it on TV an hour ago. I'm still young to understand this all but it kinda seems silly for some reason :/
Posted 2/19/10
wow =T speechless.
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Posted 2/19/10 , edited 2/19/10
I understand why the Chinese government warned Obama not to meet with the Dalai Lama for a good reason. The Chinese government accused Dalai Lama for seeking recognition and support from foreign government to aid his separatist movement. His meeting with Obama that might caused a sociopolitical upheaval.

This is a bit off-topic but I think that this sort of topic is a bit heavy for an average CR users.
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Posted 2/19/10
they should give the dl a new name so obama would be like "o no i changed they im meeting with Jeffery Jefferson" and just not publicize the deal
Posted 2/19/10 , edited 2/19/10
The U.S. owes money to China. It would be two-faced if the U.S. helped the DL. So my initial post here was way off (deleted it). D'oh!
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Posted 2/19/10

Maou068 wrote:

I understand why the Chinese government warned Obama not to meet with the Dalai Lama for a good reason. The Chinese government accused Dalai Lama for seeking recognition and support from foreign government to aid his separatist movement. His meeting with Obama that might caused a sociopolitical upheaval.

This is a bit off-topic but I think that this sort of topic is a bit heavy for an average CR users.


Just separate Taiwan from China. Just separate Tibet from China. Then this would be all over.

Posted 2/19/10
who is Dalai Lama anyway??
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Posted 2/19/10

Pinkachu wrote:

who is Dalai Lama anyway??


google is your friend.
Posted 2/19/10 , edited 2/19/10

BrylleNoGotoku wrote:


Pinkachu wrote:

who is Dalai Lama anyway??


google is your friend.


ok, thanks~ (xP when i googled it, the news was on TV Lol)
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don't fuck wid china mudda fucka
Posted 2/19/10
I hate China.

Posted 2/19/10

rainy_days_and_days wrote:

I hate China.



I'm with ya, I Hate china too~ (sorry chinese... )
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Posted 2/19/10
they must have some strong reasons to do that
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Posted 2/19/10
that's a waste of time...you know Obama and the Lama are gonna go out and party
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