Tuesday, April 08, 2008

My 2 cents on the Tibetan issue

I feel like in midst of the protest and boycott of the Olympics, I feel I should provide my own commentary to the hot topic.

To my pleasant surprise, I wrote 2 pieces on Tibet 8 years ago (in 2000) that still hold true to the issues today. How prospective and perceptive was I? Let's share:

Jan 19, 2000: Dalai Lama supporters lack ammunition

Jan 24, 2000: Media distorts China's occupation in Tibet

Not only were my views balanced, but they provided a lot of deep insights in the whole Tibetan issues.

Even Patrick French, the former director of the Free Tibet Campaign in London wrote, "The question that Nancy Pelosi and celebrity advocates like Richard Gere ought to answer is this: Have the actions of the Western pro-Tibet lobby over the last 20 years brought a single benefit to the Tibetans who live inside Tibet, and if not, why continue with a failed strategy?"

Then he goes on to say "[Dalai Lama's] goal, and that of those who want to help the Tibetan people, should be to negotiate realistically with the Chinese state. The present protests, supported from overseas, will bring only more suffering. China is not a democracy, and it will not budge."

Revealing enough?

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