Though it escaped the Indian (and the world) media, a crucial event occurred in Beijing: the Sixth Tibet Work Forum was held on August 24 and 25.
“With a dramatic devaluation of the yuan, Beijing brought out the bazookas in a move that might escalate a regional currency war that it had until now chosen to avoid.”
China is a peaceful country: it is at least what Beijing likes to say.
While China speedily builds Tibet’s infrastructure (using the perfect excuse of having to cater for millions of Han tourists), India develops its border areas at snail’s pace, struggling to create a semblance of infrastructure.
Now, Beijing would like to use the Golden Urn again for the next Dalai Lama, as they have done for their Panchen Lama candidate, Gyaltsen Norbu (for the past 20 years, the boy selected by the Dalai Lama is still languishing under house arrest somewhere in China).
President Xi Jinping of China looked tired and weary last week at the BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summits in Ufa, the capital of the Russian Federation’s Republic of Bashkortostan.
The 3 choices made by the Dalai Lama during his life in exile will help Tibet to become a truly modern nation in the future. Not surprisingly, these choices are not acceptable to China.
As the first batch of Indian pilgrims visit Mount Kailash via the new route opened by China, know all about it.
Xi Jinping meets Panchen Lama to remind the latter about his work in Tibet.
China watchers have predicted a ‘crack’, others a ‘collapse’, all might be wrong, but the fact remains that the Middle Kingdom has entered troubled waters, not only in the South China Sea.