China Worried About Indo Tibetan Cooperation

China Worried About Indo Tibetan Cooperation

China Worried About Indo Tibetan Cooperation

Dated : 01 Jan 2021 (IST)

After the US President has signed the American Senate resolution into law measures to help the right of Tibetans to choose the next Dalai Lama, Beijing has become quite worried. Now it is really worried that India too may openly back the Tibetan freedom struggle from all angles. So Beijing has issued statement that any move to play the “Tibet card” would further damage India-China relations.

The Chinese embassy in New Delhi outlined Beijing’s position on the Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020, signed into law by Trump on Monday, in a response to what it said were reports in the Indian media supporting the US legislation and “advocating Indian support to both Tibet and Xinjiang.

The Chinese embassy spokesperson Ji Rong called for “an objective and fair stance” on the “highly sensitive nature” of Tibet-related issues and China’s territorial integrity. We hope some Indian media take an objective and fair stance on issues concerning China’ sovereignty and territorial integrity, grasp the highly sensitive nature of Xizang-related issues, look at Xizang’s economic and social progress objectively, do more to help China-India bilateral relations move forward instead of advocating playing ‘Tibet card’ to meddle in China’s internal affairs and further damage the bilateral relations,” Ji said.

Now China must be realizing that being In possession of Indian territory in AksaiChin area of Ladhak region and supporting Pakistan on Kashmir will certainly invite Indian support to Tibetan and Quigher freedom movements.

The development comes amid the nearly eight-month military standoff between Indian and Chinese troops on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), which has taken bilateral relations between the two countries to an all-time low. The two sides haven’t been able to agree on disengagement and de-escalation at friction points on the LAC despite several rounds of diplomatic and military talks.

Ji noted that under the “Declaration on Principles for Relations and Comprehensive Cooperation” signed by India and China in 2003, New Delhi recognised Tibet Autonomous Region as part of Chinese territory, and didn’t allow Tibetans to engage in political activities against China. Well Ji should know that after PLA attack on troops of 11 BIHAR at Galwan, all such declarations have NO VALUE left. China has broken the trust and now we cannot have any business as usual.

 In the fundamental interests of China and India… to enhance political mutual trust, properly manage differences, and strive to return China-India relations to the track of healthy and stable development, as a first step China must agree to a negotiated Indo Tibetan Border and demarcate it on ground. Next step will be the Demarcation on ground of Tibetan Chinese border.

The Tibetan Policy and Support Act, which was passed by the US Congress earlier this month, strengthens US support for Tibet, including by sanctioning Chinese officials if they try to appoint the next Dalai Lama.

The Chinese government usually refers to the current Dalai Lama, who has lived in India since he escaped from Tibet in 1959, as a “separatist” or “splittist”. China has also throws tantrums, which are of no avail, at visits by the Dalai Lama to areas such as Arunachal Pradesh, which it claims.

Chinese officials have said the next Dalai Lama will be chosen within Tibet in compliance with Chinese laws and regulations and through a process that will have to be ratified by authorities in Beijing. They have also said that the current Dalai Lama and India cannot have any role in this process. Chinese Communist Party can keep claiming whatever they want.

The spokesperson has gone ahead to falsely claim that Tibet “has been part of China since ancient times” and its affairs are “purely China’s internal affairs that allow no foreign interference”.

China firmly opposes any country, organisation or individual supporting the anti-China separatist activities of the ‘Tibetan independence’ forces in any form and under any pretext,” she added.

The above shows that now the Chinese are really rattled and worried about the Tibetan Freedom Movement.