October 22, 2007

THE SPLITTISTS ARE THE rEALISTS:

Dalai Lama Grabs Spotlight From China's Leaders (William Pesek, 10/22/07, Bloomberg)

Hu Jintao can't be happy. Just as 2,200 Communist Party delegates gathered in Beijing to grant him another five years as Chinese president, the Dalai Lama grabbed the global spotlight.

Whether by coincidence or design, the U.S. Congress gave Tibet's spiritual leader its highest civilian award the same week China hosted its National Congress. President George W. Bush defied Chinese protests to become the first sitting U.S. president to appear in public with the Dalai Lama.

China was not amused, particularly with Bush urging it to welcome back to Tibet the Nobel Prize winner who's lived in exile since 1959. Officials in Beijing said U.S. support for what they see as the Dalai Lama's ``splittist'' mission could have ``an extremely serious impact'' on U.S.-China relations.


Someone has to tell the Emperor there is no China.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 22, 2007 12:03 AM
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"an extremely serious impact" on U.S.-China relations.

For example? Dump the dollar and half their reserves, to cut off their collective nose to spite us? Stop sending us posionous toys? Vote against us to impose sanctions on Iran? Oh, but they have been doing that. Stop helping us over North Korea? And allow starving desperate Koreans over run their borders. Bar us from their Olympic?

Any more ideas on what their extremely serious impact is?

Posted by: ic at October 22, 2007 4:14 PM
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