China warns Taiwan not to allow Dalai Lama to visit | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


China warns Taiwan not to allow Dalai Lama to visit

China on Wednesday warned Taiwan not to allow exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to visit, after a high-profile Taiwan legislator invited him to the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own, a trip that would worsen already poor ties.

China regards the 80-year-old monk as a separatist. Taiwan's former president, Ma Ying-jeou, who favored close economic ties with China, refused the Dalai Lama entry several times after his last visit to Taiwan in 2009.

On that occasion, Ma allowed him in but did not meet him.

Taiwan's new president, Tsai Ing-wen, elected in January, has not said whether the government would allow a visit by the Dalai Lama, who congratulated Tsai on her "remarkable" victory.

Freddy Lim, one of Taiwan's most famous heavy-metal singers and an outspoken critic of Beijing, who was elected to parliament in January, invited the Dalai Lama when he met him in India last week.

Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for China's Taiwan Affairs Office, told a regular news briefing in Beijing that the Dalai Lama "wears religious clothes to carry out separatist activities".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That this 80 year old, slight, gentle monk is still such a thorn in China's side suggests to me that all is not well with China's governance in Tibet.

The following articles confirm my suspicion.

A Writer’s Quest to Unearth the Roots of Tibet’s Unrest

Relentless:
Detention and Prosecution of Tibetans under China’s “Stability Maintenance” Campaign

Explainer: Tibet's struggle against Chinese Rule

No wonder the Chinese are scared to death of the Dalai Lama's appearance in Taiwan!!

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