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Tibet officials 'prepare for war' (2)

By Yang Jingjie (Global Times)

08:59, February 10, 2012

It has become routine to strengthen work to maintain stability in March, but the situation is particularly tense this year, Xu said, referring to the anniversary of the deadly riots in the region on March 14, 2008.

Unrest broke out in the regional capital Lhasa and later spilled into other Tibetan regions, leaving 19 people dead and many businesses, houses, and vehicles damaged or looted.

Xiong Kunxin, a professor with the Minzu University of China, said the further tightening could be related to a string of recent self-immolations in Tibetan areas of the provinces of Sichuan and Qinghai bordering Tibet.

"There are five regions that are inhabited by Tibetan people in China. Turbulence in one area can affect others," said Xiong, referring to Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces where Tibetan communities are located as well as Tibet itself.

A Tibetan, said to be a monk, set himself on fire in Aba Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan on Wednesday, the BBC reported. The man was allegedly taken away by police and his current condition is unknown.

Wang Zhongchen, a publicity official with the Sichuan provincial government, told the Global Times Thursday that he was not aware of such an incident taking place.

At least two mob attacks on police stations were reported late January in Tibetan areas of Sichuan, leaving at least two people dead and more than a dozen injured.

An official surnamed Gou with the publicity department of Ganzi in Sichuan told the Global Times that such cases were isolated and that the majority of Tibetan people in the prefecture yearn for stability.

"Such tragic incidents in Sichuan's Tibetan area have to do with geographic and historical factors, which made Tibetan people there more aggressive," Xiong explained. "Meanwhile, less strict management in this area also led to this problem."

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PD User at 2012-02-10202.126.216.*
The government ought to distinguish separatists sponsored by foreign governments or people who want to voice their grievances of oppressed people. For the former, the government ought to suppress without grace. For the latter, the government ought to uphold fair and justice by looking into the problem. Forbidding and criminalizing local officials from abusing their power is most important. We do not only need to defend the country from foreign sabortage, defending sabortage from within, precisely, corruption and abuse of power by government and party officials are even more important. Fair and justice is the only way to discourage people from being manipulated by foreign government. The US is a dying lion, its fight back must be very fierce. The US comes to power after two world wars. The US is trying to revive the same old international order of the 20st century so as to create another American century. China must not fall into the trap and go to war with the US. Against the hard military power and "human rights offensive" of the US, China has to counter with soft power and human security.
PD User at 2012-02-10202.126.216.*
"The key to US military empire building follows two principles: direct military invasions and fomenting separatist movements, which can lead to military confrontation...Clearly US military intervention promotes separatism as a means of establishing a regional ‘base of support’. Separatism facilitates setting up a minority puppet regime and works to counter neighboring countries opposed to the depredations of empire. In the case of Iraq , US-backed Kurdish separatism preceded the imperial campaign to isolate an adversary, create international coalitions to pressure and weaken the central government. Washington highlights regime atrocities as human rights cases to feed global propaganda campaigns. More recently this is evident in the US-financed ‘Tibetan’ theocratic protests at China..." This is cited from Prof. James Petra"s article "Separatism and Empire Building in the 21st Century. Prof. Petra"s article is hyperlinked for sharing: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=9246To learn more critical and inspiring perspectives of Prof. Jame Petra, we can also visit his personal website:http://petras.lahaine.org/articulo.php?special=4His message ought to be disseminated far and wide so as to free the many innocent people"s mind which has been brainwashed for the whole 20th century.
helen at 2012-02-10203.82.82.*
Since Obama and his Secretary of State intensified US containment and encirclement of China, CIA and US State Department infiltration, funding and training of terrorists to create ethnic and religious chaos in China are the order of the day. A tough and merciless clampdown on those US trained terrorists is the way to deal with US Global terrorism.Year 2012 must not see Chinese leaders and Chinese media entertaining talks and discussions on the internal affairs of China with US and other Western leaders. This must be the new policy to deter further mischiefs from the United States. Any relaxation will only invite troubles and further interferences .....Hopefully new Chinese leader in 2012 will not give the impression that China is still under the Qing Dynasty and the humiliating consequences that will inevitably ensue.The Chinese people will not tolerate any subservience and subordination of Chinese interests to the on-going agenda of US Global Tyranny!
lobsang at 2012-02-10221.127.47.*
There is only one absolute truth. All separatist activities MUST be smashed ruthlessly. That is only truth they understand, and which has begun to dawn on the people in charge.
  

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