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A signed article Tuesday accused the Dalai Lama of using ungrounded and self-contradictory argument to comment on and damage the relations between the Han and Tibetan people.

The article's author, Zhang Yun, an expert with the China Tibetology Research Center in Beijing, said the Dalai Lama used his "adept presentation skill and fluent English" to make speeches worldwide, but many of his words relating to the Tibet issue was self-contradictory.

His talk at the Tibetan-Chinese Conference on Aug. 6 to 8 in Geneva, Switzerland, was evidence of it, Zhang said.

Following is an excerpt from the article:

In his speech at the conference, the Dalai Lama said, "In March last year Beijing has labeled those who peacefully demonstrated their dissatisfaction with policies towards minority nationalities, particularly Tibetans as being anti-Chinese, thus fanning racial antagonism and hatred between the Tibetan and Chinese peoples ....it has resulted in baseless suspicion and distrust between the two communities."

Is this a fact?

Let's turn to history. From the history we see that the Dalai Lama had a special skill of creating conflict between the Han and Tibetan people. After signing the 17-Article Agreement with the central government to emancipate Tibet through peaceful means, he wrote to then Chairman Mao Zedong, saying he would assist the People's Liberation Army to strengthen national defense and dispel imperialists out of China so as to safeguard the integrity of the nation's land sovereignty.

But in early July the next year, the Dalai Lama sent a message to a general consulate of the United States in India's Calcutta, telling Americans that the Tibetan people would not support the Han people and Tibetan people were Tibetan.

He said he hoped the U.S. government could offer material and spiritual support to the "Tibetan government" at an appropriate time.

Aristocrats in Tibet launched an armed rebellion in 1959, with a slogan -- "people eating tsamba (Tibetans) driving away people eating rice (Han)." The aim of the Dalai Lama was to create conflict between the two ethnic groups.

After three decades of reform and opening up, inflicting ethnic conflict has become a "magic weapon" for the Dalai Lama to destroy Tibet's stability and development.

In his "five basic component peace plan" issued in September 1987, the Dalai Lama asked for the "abandonment of China's population transfer policy which threatens the very existence of the Tibetans as a people".

This "peace plan" said, "Today, in the whole of Tibet 7.5 million Chinese settlers have already been sent, outnumbering the Tibetan population of 6 million."

In 2007, the Dalai Lama said, "The fight over Tibet is between different ethnic groups, and it will carry on no matter whether I live or die."

On March 25, 2008, he told the U.S. Newsweek that he "occasionally met affluent Tibetans who are economically sound, who have good housing," but "as Tibetans they feel some kind of subtle discrimination by the Chinese".

The Wall Street Journal reported on Aug. 14 that the Dalai Lama said the Chinese government would ask 1 million Han people to emigrate to Tibet after the Beijing Olympics.

He said Tibetan people felt dissatisfied about the surge of Han people into Tibet, believing that Beijing was trying to dilute the Tibetan culture.

During his interview with the German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau on March 8 this year, the Dalai Lama said that "Tibetans' frustration and anger toward China are gradually increasing."

"At the same time, many ethnic Han Chinese have purchased weapons and are ready to fire," he said, adding he was very worried that conflicts may suddenly arise.

He said in an annual statement on March 10, 2009, "Even today, Tibetans in Tibet live in constant fear and the Chinese authorities remain constantly suspicious of them. Today, the religion, culture, language and identity, which successive generations of Tibetans have considered more precious than their lives, are nearing extinction; in short, the Tibetan people are regarded like criminals deserving to be put to death."

His words prove that the Dalai Lama is not guarding ethnic unity. On one side, he asked the Han people to move out of the so-called region of "Greater Tibet", but on the other, he denied he had said that.

This type of self-contradictory behavior from the Dalai Lama is well known.

The Chinese government has always advocated that all ethnic groups cannot be separated from each other, and the law bans any provocation of ethnic tension. Is there any evidence to prove that it is the Chinese government that stirs ethnic tensions?

Is 'Tibet issue' caused by PLA's entry into Tibet?

In an interview with BBC's online Chinese edition on Aug. 6, the Dalai Lama blamed the People's Liberation Army (PLA) as "the root cause" of the Tibet issue.

He said the cause of the Tibet issue was not civil war or internal problems among Tibetans, but the arrival of the PLA. He accused the PLA of using force to control everything.

During the interview, the Dalai Lama avoided using the term "Han Chinese" or the "red Han Chinese". But in the past he had always used expressions like the "Han nationality" or the "Han Chinese" when mentioning the history of the peaceful liberation of Tibet and the PLA's entry into Tibet. Clearly, in the past, he attempted to parallel the PLA with the Han Chinese.

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