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Dalai Lama Proves, Once Again, That Religious Figures Have No Understanding Of Economics

The logical contradictions in this statement from the spiritual leader of Tibet are almost too numerous too mention: TIBETAN spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says he’s a Marxist, yet credits capitalism for bringing new freedoms to China, the communist country that exiled him. “Still I am a Marxist,” the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader said in […]

I Need To Rename A Blog Post Title

by @ Friday, October 9th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, China, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Tibet

It should now read: 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Refuses To Meet With 1989 Nobel Peace Prize Winner For Fear Of Offending Dictators There, that’s better.

Obama Appeases Chinese, Delays Meeting With Dalai Lama

by @ Monday, October 5th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, China, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Tibet

President Obama has apparently decided that better relations with dictators is more important than meeting with a leader of people oppressed by those dictators: In an attempt to gain favor with China, the United States pressured Tibetan representatives to postpone a meeting between the Dalai Lama and President Obama until after Obama’s summit with his […]

Dalai Lama To Visit Taiwan

by @ Thursday, August 27th, 2009. Filed under China, Foreign Affairs, Tibet

This is bound to piss of the Chinese: HONG KONG — The president of Taiwan said Thursday that he would allow the Dalai Lama to visit the island next week, a move likely to infuriate China and jeopardize rapidly improving relations between Taipei and Beijing. The Tibetan spiritual leader is expected to arrive Monday for […]

The Dalai Lama Unloads On China

by @ Tuesday, March 10th, 2009. Filed under China, Foreign Affairs, Tibet

On the 50th anniversary of the invasion that forced him into exile, the Dalai Lama issued a harsh condemnation of China’s treatment of his people: BEIJING — The Dalai Lama delivered one of his harshest attacks on the Chinese government in recent times on Tuesday, saying that the Chinese Communist Party had transformed Tibet into […]

More On The Chinese Torch Guards Thugs

by @ Friday, April 11th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Summer Olympics, China, Foreign Affairs, Tibet

The blue-and-white suited “guards” that are following the Olympic Torch around the world are continuing to raise suspicions: BEIJING, April 10 — As protesters besiege the Olympic torch on its global tour, a phalanx of tall, tough-looking young Chinese men in blue-and-white running gear have vigorously protected the flame — too vigorously in the eyes […]

Ron Paul, Tibet, And The Ten Commandments

by @ Friday, April 11th, 2008. Filed under China, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Ron Paul, Tibet

As I noted yesterday, Ron Paul was the only Member of Congress to vote no on a resolution condemning China for it’s recent violence against the Tibetan people. Ron Lawl points out that the argument that his defenders have used against him doesn’t really add up: The Paultards have already sent their legions over to […]

Lifting The Veil On Tyranny

by @ Wednesday, April 9th, 2008. Filed under China, Foreign Affairs, Tibet

Once again, a state-scripted media tour of Western China has been disrupted by Tibetan Monks eager to get their message out: XIAHE, China, April 9 (Reuters) – Fifteen Tibetan Buddhist monks interrupted a state-sponsored media tour of a restive region of western China on Wednesday, demanding the return of the Dalai Lama and yelling that […]

More Death In China

by @ Saturday, April 5th, 2008. Filed under China, Foreign Affairs, Tibet

The Chinese are still killing Tibetans who refuse to bend to their rule: BEIJING, April 4 — Hundreds of Tibetan monks and laypeople clashed with Chinese police Thursday night in a small mountain town in western China after government officials attempted to force monks to denounce their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and arrested two […]

German Prime Minister To Boycott Olympic Ceremonies

by @ Sunday, March 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Summer Olympics, China, Foreign Affairs, Tibet

Germany’s Prime Minister became the first world leader to announce a boycott of the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics: The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, yesterday became the first world leader to decide not to attend the Olympics in Beijing. As pressure built for concerted western protests to China over the crackdown in Tibet, EU […]

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