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China Human Rights Net > News > Focus > Dalai Clique's Separatist Activities Condemned > Facts
Dalai coterie's conspiracy aimed at sabotaging Olympics, seeks Tibet independence
 
 

BEIJING, July 3, 2008 -- While some "pro-Tibet Independence" activists claimed their goals were different from the Dalai Lama, evidence has shown conspiracies behind all the plots initiated by them were linked.

Following trips to Berlin, London and Sydney, the Dalai Lama is expected to visit the United States and France. His "visits" are scheduled to end on Aug. 20 -- four days before the conclusion of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

As early as March, some Tibetan exiles, instigated by "Tibet independence" forces, launched their "Marching into Tibet" movement from Dharamsala, India.

They plotted to penetrate the China-India border and cross over Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, and come into Tibet. Their arrival was fixed for August, the same month of the Beijing Olympics.

While it's been more than two months since the March 14 riot in Tibet, the Dalai Lama has shown no intention of taking a break or to display any sincerity in reining in his negative comments on the Chinese government.

The past two months has witnessed his continued criticism over the way China dealt with the unrest, and "testifying" at a hearing on the country's so-called human rights issue.

On June 4, Indian police arrested 265 members of the "Marching into Tibet" movement, including the ringleaders of the "Tibetan Youth Congress"(TYC). Also detained were members of the "Tibetan Women's Association" among other secessionist organizations. Later the Associated Press reported another 50 activists attempted to march into Tibet. 

A CONSPIRACY NETWORK

Shortly after Beijing won the Olympic hosting rights seven years ago, the London-based "International Tibet Support Network" held a meeting and formed a propaganda plan. This included training their underlings to speak uniformly when being interviewed by media.

They were even taught rock climbing techniques -- something that came in handy when activists climbed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and unfurled a banner on April 9.

Compared with other "senior" high-profile groups, the network, founded in 2000, wasn't known by many people previously.

According to the U.S.-based International Herald Tribune, in the early period, the network mainly sent out media-fanning communiques to its 153 member organizations. Later, it made the Beijing Olympics the focus of its campaign.

Before the Olympic torch relay kicked off its foreign legs at the end of March, a Canadian "general commander" of a torch-disruption network drafted detailed plans to interfere with the relay and sent her orders to group members.

Another Canadian, Lhadon Tethong, sneaked into China in April, 2007, and put up secessionist slogans at the foot of Qomolangma (Everest) with other activists. According to a report from the Toronto-based Globe and Mail newspaper, Lhadon Tethong is a member of the group "Students for a Free Tibet" under the network. His father is a Tibetan who keeps close relations with the Dalai coterie's senior level.

In the past six months, the group had established about 200 branches in Estonia, the Czech Republic and other countries. Alison Reynolds, director of the network, announced it had already started to plot "post-Olympic activities."

"All these are related to the TYC. The International Tibet Support Network itself was organized by the TYC," said Xie Gangzheng, a researcher with the Sichuan Tibetology research center.

 
from: Xinhuanet
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