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Dalai Lama's political scheme causes self-immolations

Security bureaus of two counties in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, were attacked by rioters on Jan. 23, 2012, forcing police to open fire in self-defense. The incident resulted in at least one death and many injuries, provoking serious "concerns" from some Western officials and making the Chinese government a target of some Tibetan organizations in exile.

Such turbulence is in the interest of the Dalai group, because it could serve as a new point the Dalai Lama group will use to criticize the Chinese government, as well as to maintain the group's strategic value for its Western supporters, and it is of great use in the geographical competition between China and the West.

A chain of self-immolations have happened at monasteries in the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province (rather than Tibet) since March 2011.

Those who set themselves on fire are in their twenties and the youngest was only 16 years old.  People are shocked by those incidents and feel sorrowful for those young lives engulfed in flames.

The incidents of self-immolation occurred in only some temples, but there are 3,542 temples in Tibet and other Tibetan areas, with over 140, 000 monks and nuns in total. Therefore, what the Dalai clique described that all the Tibetan areas were burning up is not true at all. The vast majority of temples and monks did not get involved in this matter, instead, they condemned it.

The Dalai clique also mentioned that the Tibetan people are living in misery. However, the only person in a tragic situation is the Dalai Lama himself.

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