Tibetan Leadership Cons Mongolia

By: Ashok Rao

Mongolia is reeling from impending economic meltdown in March as previous measures to solve its almost $600 million financial commitment to bond holders dissolved into thin air amidst qualms over His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit. Originally in negotiations with China to help solve its dire fiscal situation, the Tibetan religious leader’s visit to Mongolia led to a breakdown in talks between the two countries. The economic situation in Mongolia has now degenerated so badly as to warrant private citizens donating their personal assets to the government in a last ditch attempt to save the country’s economy from financial ruin.

In hindsight this fiscal maelstrom, as reported in the article below, could have been easily avoidable through talks and deals with China and the International Monetary Fund. However negotiations with China collapsed after the Dalai Lama’s visit to Mongolia. Despite warnings from China that such a visit would strain relations between the two countries, the visit proceeded, something that the Central Tibetan Administration publicised heavily on its own website. In the aftermath of China pulling out from the negotiations, the Mongolian government even banned the Dalai Lama from entering Mongolia in an attempt to placate China back to the negotiation table. With such disaster hitting, the Central Tibetan Administration remains silent in regards to Mongolia’s current situation. Having fully supported the Dalai Lama’s visit, the Tibetan leadership now choose to ignore the outcome of their endorsements.

Mongolia and Tibet have a long, complicated but mutually shared spiritual history, something that has led to strong relations between the two countries, since before the time of His Holiness the 4th Dalai Lama, Yonten Gyatso, who was born in Mongolia, and was a great-grandson of Altan Khan. Altan Khan himself is remembered for instigating and strengthening ties between Mongolia and Tibet.

The Central Tibetan Administration’s promotion of this event was originally seen as an extension of their support for Mongolia, its people, its spiritual traditions (that stem from Tibet) and the fact that many people consider the Dalai Lama to be their spiritual leader. They had couched the visit in terms of spiritual wellbeing and harmony, but given their lack of support or even mentioning the fallout from the visit, it is evident that their intentions were not all that pure after all.

Well aware of Mongolia’s dependence on foreign support, the Tibetan Administration have conned the Mongolian leadership to stand up to China for their own ends. In pulling out the sovereignty card and standing up to China, through their heavy support for the Dalai Lama’s visit, the Tibetan leadership has worsened Mongolia’s economic situation. Adding salt to the wound, they do nothing to support Mongolia, do not promise aid or political help but kept quiet when their so-called friend is in urgent need to stave off the worst fears of any leadership – economic breakdown. For all intents and purposes, the Tibetan leadership has used Mongolia for its political usefulness, but offer nothing in return when the country is in serious trouble. They simply chewed on them until there was no taste left, and spat them out to be discarded once their usefulness was over. A simple glimpse of Mongolia’s financial situation and events over the past year, makes the Tibetan leadership’s exploitation of the country glaringly obvious.

For a leadership that claims to follow the Dalai Lama, a Buddhist monk, the actions of the Tibetan leadership by pulling out the sovereignty card, shows the underhanded and wholly un-virtuous exploitation of an entire country to fulfil their selfish aims. Mongolia now teeters on the edge of disastrous economic ruin, and the Tibetan leadership – the direct cause of the situation, which could have been avoided – are nowhere to be seen and offer not even a statement of support, betraying their own selfish intent. Strangely, India said they would step in among other countries to assist, but it looks like the assistance was too meagre to bail Mongolia out. Unfortunately, it will be the average Mongolian citizen who will need to bear the brunt of this costly political predicament with China while the Tibetan leadership gets away scot-free with yet another one of their underhanded political manipulations to assert their sovereignty at the expense of another country. You can read more about the dire situation that Mongolia faces below.

Click on image to read the full report. Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mongolia-bonds-idUSKBN15H14G

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  1. When you google Lobsang Sangay, his history shows his humble beginnings and brilliant with a Fullbright Scholarship to Harvard. He organised events for the Dalai Lama to meet with Chinese students and an expert in Tibetan Law and International Human Rights Law. So with such credentials, he could have brought the Tibetans in Exile to new heights of cooperation with China and yet he seem to make a 180 degree change instead. Why would that be? He seems to disassociate himself from his people with the lack of empathy for their needs as evident from his ministry spending vast sum of sponsorship money on propaganda instead of their welfare. Instead of expanding on the cooperation with the Chinese, he went directly against the Chinese government in propaganda of insults including vulgarity from his people, dashing hopes of dialogue for return to Tibet seem a distant dream. Expertise? Well it went out the window with so many laws against human rights. The ban against an authentic 400 year old religious practice and subsequent persecution, segregation and discrimination against the practitioners is absolutely against religious freedom and human rights.

    And throughout the years of his tenure, he and his ministry had made so many blunders leaving a trail of bad consequences, like this Mongolian visit by the Dalai Lama. Being an intelligent person, he should have thought everything through and be mindful of the outcome of their actions. So in view of this, it is quite clear that as Sikyong, Lobsang Sangay just can’t be bothered or lack care for others in his pursuit to retain his power and monetary gains. It is Mongolian’s burden to bear for being lulled into thinking that the Tibetan Ministry will help them out with their monetary debt should China bail out after the Dalai Lama’s visit. I guess it serves as a lesson or a wake up call for other countries to be smarter than to believe in false assurance by the Tibetan Ministry.

    I read lately that Sikyong Lobsang Sangay will be visiting Japan on the pretext of meeting a like minded woman who shares delusional wiping of historic crimes to look good. Learning from the expert? Wonder how Japan will fair after the visit?

  2. Why is the Dalai Lama allowing his government to act this way?

  3. The Mongolians have learned a lesson that they will soon will not forget.

    The Dalai Lama does not care about them at all but only about himself.

    This will all work out well for the future 15th Tibetan Dalai Lama.

    When the future 15th Tibetan Dalai Lama is enthroned in Tibet the Mongolians will accept him as their true spiritual leader.

    He will be pro Dorje Shugden and he will have Dorje Shugden as Tibet’s “State Protector” and “State Oracle”.

    The 14th Dalai Lama has played into the hands of the Chinese and the Mongolians will bow to both the 15th Tibetan Dalai Lama and to China.

    Mongolia’s future is with China and not the CTA.

    If Mongolia refuses to get along with China the next move will be the closing of China’s border to all Mongolian trucks. They will be have no way of shipping their goods except through China.

    If China closes their border to their trucks Mongolia will be crippled.

    Thank you 14th for securing the future of the 15th Tibetan Dalai Lama with the Mongolian people.

    Let us guess which country will be next to BAN THE DALAI LAMA.

  4. From my point of view most important not only for Mongolia but also for any nation around the world is self-dependance that is based on dignity and here npot only Mongolia but any nations around the world can rely upon dharma/wisdom and compassion for 100% because of that freedom and wellbeing is rooted in compassion and the understanding of reality/non-duality is where compassion arises from. So our Understanding of non-duality/reality is our compassion and the actions that are rooted in our compassion will cause and effect freedom and wellbeing. There is no other way than wisdom and compassion/dharma, if you want to cause and effect freedom and wellbeing for yourself because reality is free of lastingness and non-existence (free of duality/non-duality) or protective and regenerating/healing cause and efect by itself.

    Here HHDL and CTA only come in to support the freedom and wellbeing of Mongilia as well as the freedom and wellbeing of china and any nation around the world. HHDL and CTA are not against china or other nations at all. Freedom and wellbeing is based on research regarding reality/non-duality and science is pointing at the awareness/insight/result of research that is education in order to understand reality/non-duality and thereby to cause and effect an healthy development within one nation in order to cause and effect freedom and wellbeing for the nation in the present and future.

    Chinas history is very much linked with wisdom and socialism only causes and effects many problems, so here socialists sooner or later will have to come back to reality otherwise they will fail and will be forced by reality/non-duality itself to adapt to reality that is and stays free of socialism because it is and stays free of lastingness and non-existence. Eternalism and nihilism or duality just does not work within reality that is non-duality and nothing can change this. It’s just the way it is, so WE have to adapt to reality or we will fail. It’s just that simple or evolution that we can’t escape at all. Even if we try to manipulate a little, we already fail.

    Not only because of a long spiritual history but because of the benefit of dharma itself also Mongolia should stay with dharma and also should continue to receive support from HHDL and CTA. Dharma will stay/last much longer than socialism by the way, so just stay with dharma and forget socialism that doesn’t work anyway. HHDL and CTA are not responsible for the harmful actions of socialists that are only most harmful for themself by the way because of cause and effect within conciousness that they ignore like nazis did/do.

    Of course non-duality is a thread for dualistic betray systems that are in contradiction with reality/non-duality and they only cause and effect injustice, abuse of power, white-collar crime, pollution of the environment and so on. Tibet has not done so much environment pollution like china or other countries together that are facing reality now and have to adapt to reality because of they can’t change reality itself and that it is wiser to cultivate wisdom and compassion/dignity because injustice, abuse of power, white-collar crime and pollution of the environment can’t cause and effect freedom and wellbeing at all.

    So let’s stay with reality or at least let’s adapt to reality step by step by cultivating dharma/wisdom and compassion step by step and here. HHDL and CTA are more able to regulate all nations than the leaders of all nations and experts of economy together because of their lack of dignity due to their ignorance that reality is non-duality and that there are natural non-dual cycles. One Lama of one monastery is more able to rule all nations by himself than all experts of public hand and economy around the world together.

    Human beings itself are not the problem, the problem is ignoring ignorance regarding non-duality or that reality is non-dual and to continue to be hostile against wisdom and compassion and people who cultivate their intelligence for the freedom and wellbing of mankind and all beings in the present and future.

    So what about the quality of our education systems? Not to educate and train human beings in their dignity but only to educate and train human beings to function in dualistic betray systems that are in contradiction with reality can only cause and effect extremism, environmental pollution, injustice, abuse of power and white collar crime, terror and war and even world wars.

    All nations have failed, game over! Dharma will continue for many thousand years and many buddhas will appear and turn the wheel of dharma again and again. No way to escape from that reality!

  5. It is sad that Mongolia who has been enjoying rapid growth for the last few years on the back of strong Chinese demand and a commodity boom is now moving into stagnant growth and sharply increased financial fragility.

    China’s was Mongolia’s top investment source and it was a foolish move to jeopardise the economy just for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit. China took in 83 per cent of Mongolia’s exports in 2015 and accounted for 36 per cent of imports to the country. A slight slowdown in demand or supply in this neighbouring giant could easily play havoc with the Mongolian economy.

    When Mongolia hasn’t recorded a surplus in six years and its latest deficit last year at $1.5 billion was a record, anyone can tell that the Dalai Lama’s visit will definitely anger China and the negotiations with China will fall apart. To pacify China, the Mongolians finally reacted by banning the Dalai Lama from ever visiting the country again.

    I wonder why the Central Tibetan Adminsitration (CTA) had allowed the Dalai Lama to be hosted at such a time when they are fully aware that his visit would ruin the chance of Mongolia getting the $4.2 billion loan from China. Then again, I am not surprised because CTA’s Sikyong Lobsang Sangay also recently asserted that India should prioritise the Tibet issue above India’s own national interest and cross-border issues matters with China. What kind of an administration would dare ask so much of a kind host who has provided a home for the Tibetan refugees for more than 50 years? It is true that Tibetan politicians are only interested in seeking out what benefits them without further calculating much else.

  6. Here is another country (Cambodia) which is not going to bother about the “Tibetan cause”.

    By Associated Press
    February 6, 2017

    Cambodian PM , citing ‘One-China’ policy, bans Taiwan flag.

    “He also told his audience that Cambodia holds the same policy toward Tibet, recognizing China’s sovereignty against claims for independence of what China calls the Tibet Autonomous Region.”

    Source:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/cambodian-pm–citing-one-china-policy-bans-taiwan-flag/2017/02/06/ed5ecabe-ec78-11e6-a100-fdaaf400369a_story.html?utm_term=.72f881bb64a5

  7. I find the Mongolian blunders quite unbelievable !! If Mongolia has an economy that heavily depends on China, why did they do something that would obviously upset China ? Never bite the hands that feed you !!
    As for the CTA, what did they do to help the Mongolians when they were suffering when the Government of Mongolia implemented disastrous economic policies in the aftermath of the general election of 2012. The collapse of the local currency, falling global commodities’ prices, and a dramatic decrease in the volume of direct foreign investment have contributed to a sharply declining economy. Mongolia must make repayment under an ill-conceived U.S. dollar sovereign bond issue while other needed infrastructure projects are moth-balled or struggle to find funding.

    Prior to the Dalai Lama’s visit, China and Mongolia had been in negotiations for a $4.2 billion loan to assist Mongolia in meeting these repayment obligations. But now after the visit, all has gone up in smoke !! And the CTA is keeping mum on it too. They should offer to help the Mongolians to get out of this mess !

  8. For Central Tibetan Administration to show the sovereignty card, Mongolians citizens have to pay a heavy price to get their government out of trouble, all because of the Tibetan leadership. It doesn’t seem to bother Sikyong Lobsang Sangay who later on dare to tell India that they should prioritise the Tibet issue above India’s own, how ungrateful Central Tibetan Administration is to their host. This reflects the overall Tibetan mentality of being takers, still relying on handouts from international aids after decades of being in India and other host countries. Amazing.

    I am saddened that Mongolia vows no more visits from the Dalai Lama, but I think that the Tibetan leadership has to learn a lesson of being so arrogant and completely disregards the welfare of others and other sovereign countries.

  9. Good news that Mongolia is prioritizing their ties with the countries that can help them, especially when they are now in crisis. I read that Minister of Foreign Affairs Tsendiyn Munkh-Orgil and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov recently signed a cooperation agreement in Moscow, and that they have agreed to boost ties through joint implementation of the projects specified in the Tripartite Programme on Establishing the Mongolia-Russia-China Economic Corridor. Tsendiyn Munkh-Orgil should be on an official visit to China now.

    China is Mongolia’s largest export market. As of early November 2016, about 80 percent of Mongolia’s total exports went to China. By a smaller margin, China is also Mongolia’s largest import market, making up about 30 percent of total imports by early November 2016. The second largest import market was Russia. Definitely Mongolia should prioritize its ties with these 2 countries.

    Read more on this topic: http://www.dorjeshugden.com/forum/index.php?topic=5789.0

  10. Sooner or later also Russia and China will have to adapt themself to reality – impermanence is forcing all of us to become aware of that reality is non-duality, means that the cycle of elements and nature is a non-dual lifesystem of protection and regeneration/healing (non-violence) where a dualistic betray system of public hand and econmy simply can’t work at all because of it is in contradiction with reality itself and therefore it only causes and effects many different problems for nature/animals and human beings/societies as we can see within Russia and China and many other countries.

    Russia and China is not able to take care of their problems at home but they want to take care of ukraine and mongolia although they are not able to do so. Violence can not cause and effect freedom and wellbeing, we only harm ourself most when we practice violence because of it effects our state of conciousness. So it is wiser for ourself to go for non-violence/wisdom and compassion/dignity.

    With dharma, mongolia only can be victorious in short term and long term but with the dualistic betray system of russia and china, just for impermanent luck and all the problems that will arise along as well, they only will be troubled like Russia and China are already troubled because of the problems that their dualistic betray system already has caused and effected. Why should maniind continue with it? To destroy mankind? That doesn’t make any sense at all. It is in contradiction with reality that is life, protection of life/lifespaces, regeneration and heealing.

    It is wiser to stay with reality an not to follow impermanent betray systems that sooner or later will crash and disappear anyway because of they are in contradiction with reality that is much stronger than these on illusions based dualistic betray systems that are impermanent. All societies in the that where based on duality crashed! What have we as mankind learned from our history?

    Remeber that before WW2 it also was because of duality and dualistic betray systems that did not educate people about non-duality and caused and effected more and more problems and more and more illusions arised that at the end have lead the world into WW2!

    We don’t need to go this way again and again, just because of impermanent luck that can’t make us happy at all.

    So please wake up before it is to late public hand and economy around the world and please let mankind around the world cultivate their dignity to avoid many problems for mankind/any nation in the present and future!

    I pray for the wisdom and compassion within all of you, for the freedom and wellbeing of all of you!

  11. Mongolia has experience much difficulty from the price of mineral commodity from country plunging and also due to reduced demand especially from China.

    So they are already struggling, and after a visit by the Dalai Lama their situation has gotten that much worst. It is very unfortunate for them. One thing is for sure CTA wherever they go to or meet , people who are in a dire situation it becomes even worst. making friends with CTA is a dead end with dire consequences.

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