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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 10:39 PM
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China objects to Dalai meet, calls off boundary talks
Source: Times of India

China objects to Dalai meet, calls off boundary talks
Indrani Bagchi, TNN | Nov 27, 2011, 12.39AM IST

NEW DELHI: China demanded that India cancel a Buddhist conference in Delhi which the Dalai Lama was expected to address. The conference coincided with the boundary talks between Dai Bingguo and Shivshankar Menon also to be held here. India refused. China cancelled the talks.

Last week, China sent a message to India asking that the government prevent the Dalai Lama from speaking at the Buddhist conference in the national Capital. A surprised government said the Dalai Lama was a spiritual leader and free to speak on spiritual matters, refusing to agree to China's request.

The Chinese side upped the ante, demanding the Indian government cancel the conference. India refused to comply, saying this was a spiritual conference and the freedom was an essential part of New Delhi. The Indian side even promised full security to the Chinese delegates. Beijing refused and called off the talks. Although later Chinese officials said they wanted to hold the talks "very soon", India has reacted coolly. The ball, said sources, is in Beijing's court.

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The Buddhist conference, being organized by the Ashoka Mission, will be held from November 27 to 30 to celebrate 2, 600 years of Buddha's enlightenment and will host scholars and thinkers from 32 countries. The conference plans all-faith meetings, a dhamma yatra etc. The conference is being held in India because of the nation's unique position as the birthplace of Buddhism.

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/China-objects-...



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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:32 AM
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1. The Chinese are such thin-skinned whiners.
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:42 AM
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2. I'm really hoping that the President will grant...
...the Dalai Lama and the "Taiwanese" face-to-face meetings in the Oval Office. PRC heads would explode. It's time for the PRC to grow up otherwise we really need to reassess our economic relationship with them. We never let the Soviet Union bully us like we've been letting the PRC do...

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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:57 AM
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3. Hey China...Kiss my ass!!!!
Leave the Dalai Lama ALONE!
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limpyhobbler Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 02:30 AM
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4. Why does the gangster government in China think they have the authority to
cancel a religious conference in another country.

I understand they don't acknowledge the Dali Lama as having any political legitimacy as a leader of Tibetans.

But they are aware that he exists, and that he is a religious leader, and so of course he is going to attend a Buddhist religious conference.

The Chinese government has a way of pretending that things they don't approve of just do not exist.

It China they are able to erase things from existence, via control of the media, making political dissenters "disappear", internet censorship, silencing professors, outlawing assemblies, etc, etc.

And when something they don't like is beyond their borders, they operate with the same mindset and think they can make it just "disappear".
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 04:23 AM
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5. And all to often we cave in to their demands...
Enough. :nopity:
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