2008-04-02 23:57:44 Xinhua English
BEIJING, April 3 (Xinhua) -- A news analysis exposing the Dalai Lama's vicious blemish on the Chinese armed forces was fervently echoed by audience who discredited his allegation that groups of servicemen dressed like Tibetan monks and acted as rioters on March in Lhasa, Tibet.
The Global Times, affiliated to the flagship outlet People's Daily, published a front-page story, lambasting against the Dalai Lama for his quotes in the on-line edition of the India-based Tribune on rumors that hundreds of soldiers were dressing like Tibetan monks and acting as rioters in the unrest that hit the Tibetan capital.
Some netizens poked at an on-line picture supporting the groundless allegation, disputing that the summer season uniforms of the People's Armed Police (PAP) showed in the picture could not be worn by the armed forces while they were on duty on March 14 in Lhasa, where was averagely cold at that time.
Since 2005, all the PAP have worn shoulder emblems, which was not shown in the picture and indicates the picture is outdated, the newspaper quoted a reader's comments.
A netizen wrote, "How did the Dalai clique utilize such a picture full of loopholes as evidence? The cheaters are too less professional."
The newspaper charged that this is not the first time that the Dalai clique twisted facts and that the Indian town of Dharamsala, where the "Tibetan government-in-exile" was located, is a source of lies.
A Global Times India correspondent described many ordinary Tibetans living in Dharamsala grumbled about the endless anti-China protests and demonstrations organized by the Dalai clique. They had to halt their small businesses while being compelled to partake in those political activities.
A Dharamsala resident told the Global Times that the Dalai clique is often faced with hard situation due to unstable financial status. They try hard to make ends meet and always compete for money from Western countries, the newspaper said.
Although based in the seclusive Himalayan town, the Dalai clique is well-informed as well as highly informative. The Dalai Lama and his supporters are quite adept in using extremely biased media such as Voice of America and Radio Free Asia to disseminate lies, rumors and propaganda, the newspaper said.
BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- The March 14 riot in Lhasa was no ethnic conflict, and some people who would so label the incident might harbor ulterior motives, said an expert on Tibet on Wednesday.
Lian Xiangmin, a researcher with the Beijing-based China Tibetology Research Center (CTRC), said the riot was not an ethnic issue, but a political one, as the mob attacked not only ethnic Hui and Han people, but also Tibetans. Full stroy
BEIJING, April 1 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Public Security said on Tuesday that it had gathered sufficient evidence showing that March 14 riots in Lhasa was not isolated or accidental but was part of the "Tibetan People's Uprising Movement" plotted by the Dalai clique.
Solid facts showed that the unrest in Lhasa, the capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, was organized, premeditated, masterminded and instigated by the Dalai clique and its "Tibet independence" forces, the ministry said. Full story
BEIJING, April 1 (Xinhua) -- A large quantity of offensive weapons suspected to be used for riots were discovered in several Tibetan temples, China's Ministry of Public Security said here on Tuesday.
The public security authorities turned up 178 guns, 13,013 bullets, 359 swords, 3,504 kilograms of dynamite, 19,360 detonators and two hand grenades in the rooms of lamas in some temples in Tibet with the information from lamas and other people, said ministry spokesman Wu Heping.