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“Smash” the “Dalai Lama clique”, Communist China Tibet Chief Siad on Olympic Torch Relay

Posted by Author on June 27, 2008

Reuters, Via The Washington Post, June 21, 2008-

LHASA, China (Reuters) – Chinese Communist Party officials in charge of restive Tibet used the passing of the Olympic torch relay through the capital Lhasa on Saturday to defend their control and denounce the exiled Dalai Lama.

The torch procession ended under tight security below the towering Potala palace after having been run for just over two hours before a carefully-selected crowd, some three months after the region was convulsed by bloody anti-Chinese protests.

“Tibet’s sky will never change and the red flag with five stars will forever flutter high above it,” Tibet’s hardline Communist Party boss Zhang Qingli said at a ceremony marking the end of the two-hour relay through strictly guarded streets.

“We will certainly be able to totally smash the splittist schemes of the Dalai Lama clique,” he added, in front of the Potala, traditional seat of the Dalai Lama, the most powerful figure in Tibetan Buddhism.

China accuses the exiled Dalai Lama of inciting protests and riots that erupted in Lhasa and then across wider Tibet in March in a bid to undermine the Beijing Olympics, which open on August 8. The Dalai Lama denies the charges.

The Beijing Games torch has never been far from controversy, and never more so than in its run through the streets of the 3,650-metre (12,000 feet) high city of Lhasa.

The city was under lockdown with police and troops every few meters along the relay streets, closely watching the groups of residents chosen to cheer on the torch. Shops were shut. …… (more details: China denounces Dalai Lama on torch relay)

One Response to ““Smash” the “Dalai Lama clique”, Communist China Tibet Chief Siad on Olympic Torch Relay”

  1. woundmore said

    Riots in Tibet and Tibet temple

    Tibetan monks have been the pioneers of the past and current riots in Tibet. One reason for this phenomenon is owing to the influence from the Tibetan separatists abroad. Some senior monks abroad like Dalai Lama impose religious effects on those monks at home. The other reason is connected with Tibet temple system.

    It will be much clearer by comparing Tibetan temples with American churches.

    Few religious staff in US church and the routine work of the church is mostly undertaken by social volunteers.

    Most priests are invited from other churches.

    The fortune management, gardening, cleaning, and daily repairing are mainly in charge of professional workers. These volunteers and workers have little common standing on interest.

    While in Tibetan temple, thousands of monks are fed by temple. Monks have done nothing but take on religious affairs thus the temple gets bond with monks tightly. Monks are prone to be used by religion leaders and result in riots.

    According to American laws, preaching is a profession and children are forbidden to be recruited into churches as priests. Churches can set up schools, but they are all under the control of local educational institutions. Contents and requirements of courses are similar to other schools. Only quite a few church school graduates are involved in religious affairs. In the monasteries and temples, however, it’s common to admit children around ten years old as Lama. They are educated, trained and brought up by those temples and through over ten years’ “religious brainwashing”, some of the Lamas will develop some deep-rooted thoughts that differs from social norms. And even some temples may become the cradle for the new generation of “separatists”.

    Police offices are in charge of the security in American churches. Requests of assemblies or gatherings of more than thirty people need to be filed to police for approval and police officers will be responsible for the security according to rules. But in temples in Tibet, disciplinarians, also lamas, are in charge of the security. They are supported and trained by the temples and obedient to the abbots or leaders of the temples. In fact, they are an unofficial armed force of those temples.

    Seminaries in universities and colleges conduct theological researches in America, and clergymen all graduate from seminaries. But in Tibet, Lamas control the researches of theology, Tibetan medicine and calendar. Temples are both the place Buddhists worship Buddhas and research centers of Tibetan theology. As a result, Tibetan people take Lamas as sovereign authority and prestige and worship Lamas blindly. Temple abbots and Lamas also develop great influence and appeal day by day, which can be made use of and instigated by people of some political purposes.

    In the United States, the church is a kind of non-profit organizations, which should be registered with the state governments in the form of shareholding limited enterprises, but have no right in business operation, printing or publication. In China’s Tibet, however, temples, in addition to donations, admission revenues and government subsidies, could also engage in business operations, planting and breeding industries, and could even print and publish publicity materials, and are exempt from income taxes. Temples in Tibet enjoy the rights and “freedom” even the United States dares not to grant to their churches, and this, to a certain extent, promoted a small group of temple personnel to regard them as “privileged” groups.

    We could cite more similar cases.

    Therefore, temples of Tibetan Buddhism must be reformed. In this way, temples could become a positive factor to ensure social stability, instead of becoming a factor instigating social unrest and riots.

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