India - China Sees Red over Dalai Lama's Arunachal Pradesh Visit
In the midst of military build up on both sides and the frequent troop infiltration and denial stories between Indian and Chinese forces China finds another reason stir trouble with its already sensitive relationship with India. China objects to the proposed trip of Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh on this November saying that it will "stir up trouble" among the 100,000 Tibetans who live in exile there.
Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama will be visiting the Indian state Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as a "disputed territory" that rightfully belongs to it. During the Chinese annexation of Tibet, Dalai Lama fled to India via Arunachal Pradesh. This Indian state has about 100,000 Tibetan populations who are in exile.
China has objected to the proposed trip of Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh in November but India has made it clear that the Tibetan spiritual leader was free to travel anywhere in the country.
The Dalai Lama intends to travel to Arunachal in the middle of November, which the Tibetan government-in-exile says has nothing to do with politics.
Commenting on the development, Chinese Foreign Ministry voiced "strong concern", saying it "further reveals the Dalai clique's anti-China and separatist essence".
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu said "We firmly oppose Dalai visiting the so-called 'Arunachal Pradesh'."
When contacted, Chinese Embassy in Delhi drew attention to the statement made by the country's Foreign Ministry on the issue and did not go further.
What makes China see further red whenever Dalai Lama visits some places?
The flunky Dalai Lama has been causing troubles for China for years with the aids of foreign elements and forces. What's more, he never stops threatening us from the beginning of this Olympic year.
Ever since China's Wenchuan earthquake struck on May 12, the international community has paid little attention to him, so he started to stir up troubles in different places in the world. Recently, Dalai Lama even said that Tawang, the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama, a territory that should belong to China, is Indian territory.
He is a traitor of Tibet and wants to sell Tibetan land to get supports from foreign forces.
India’s response is that Dalai Lama is free to visit any Indian Territory.