Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Exploration 6

My favorite passage in the speech Inner Peace and Human Rights is the first paragraphy.

"Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free." He explains the peace, he explains that a lasting peace for nations and for individuals depends on a sense of justice and opportunity. Also, He point out peace is more than just the absence of war.

Why does the Chinese government consider the Dalai Lama a threat and a criminal?

The reason that chinese government consider the Dalai Lama a threat is beacuse Chineses government mantains that the Dalai Lama wants an independent Tibet. Also, Chinese governement this he is the single greatest threat to the unity of the Chinese nation.

"The Dalai Lama has been said to have "the face of a man and the heart of a beast" and is "a wolf in monk's robes." These words are not from some backwater cadre; rather a spokesperson of the Chinese central government in Beijing and the senior official of the Tibet Autonomous Region spoke them."


  1. Dongren I really liked reading this post! I felt that the way you wrote it made it easy to understand, but I also learned a lot. I learned about why the Chinese don't like the Dalai Lama, which I thought was interesting, but what I found even more interesting were the quotes you used in your final paragraph. Saying that people see him as a wolf in monk's robes seems like such a harsh and powerful statement.

  2. That was a good passage. It really tells what the Dalai Lama is talking about and what he wants. It gets to the main point quick.

  3. Wow. "A face of a man and a heart of a beast". I see why they fear him haha. What we did to the Native Americans here in North America is exactly what is happening with Tibet. It's ironic that we oppose what is happening in Tibet when we did the same thing hundreds of years ago. Hypocrisy at its finest.

  4. It makes more sense why the Chinese government does not like the Dalai Lama.

  5. I also felt the passage about the peace was best passage. It is now somewhat clear to me why Chinese people hate Dalai Lama? it is really interesting to know that Chinese spokesperson calls him a human with a heart of a beast. Now, I am contemplating if its really his opinion or the government opinion that he was forced to say.