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Ensapa

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Taiwanese and Tibetans strengthen bonds
« on: September 09, 2012, 11:22:11 AM »
But the Taiwanese are Chinese too! Arent you afraid that they are actually Chinese spies amongst the entourage? Why welcome the Taiwanese and fling accusations against the Chinese? Both are of the same ethnicity. Why the hypocrisy? However, what is odd is, with help from CIA, there seems to be "Friends of Tibet" set up in so many countries. I'd join too if there was no ban on Dorje Shugden.

Maybe China has already planted a spy amongst one of the schoolchildren from Taiwan visiting Dharamsala. Better watch out! hahahahaha

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Taiwanese and Tibetans strengthen bonds
Phayul[Saturday, September 08, 2012 23:51]
DHARAMSHALA, September 8: In growing exchanges between Taiwan and Tibet, a Taiwanese group is currently in Dharamshala, the exile Tibetan headquarters, visiting Tibetan offices and meeting with exile leaders.

Organisers of the trip, the Gu Chu Sum Former Political Prisoner’s Movement of Tibet and the Taiwanese Friends of Tibet group, yesterday held a joint press conference, addressed by Professor Chang Yen Hsien, head of the Taiwan Association of University Professors.

The two groups, as a sign of solidarity with each other’s struggle for independence, exchanged flags and also books and testimonies of political prisoners.

Prof. Chang spoke in detail about the death and destruction that Taiwan has witnessed over the decades. He also spoke about the era known as the “White Terror” when martial law was declared in Taiwan in 1949 and in the following years, around 140,000 people were imprisoned or executed.

Referring to the ongoing wave of self-immolations inside Tibet, Prof. Chang expressed his belief that these sacrifices will become the main building blocks of the Tibetan nation in the future.

In July this year, a group of Taiwanese students had visited Dharamshala to explore Tibetan culture and the political movement.

In June, Taiwan Solidarity Union Legislator Lin Shih-chia said she would propose officially inviting Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to deliver a speech at the Legislative Yuan.

“To show that we’re in solidarity with the Tibetans in their quest for freedom, I will make a proposal to formally invite the Dalai Lama to deliver a speech at our legislature,” Lin had said.

Also in June, Kalon Dicki Chhoyang of the Department of Information and International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration, visited Taiwan and addressed Taiwanese parliamentarians, community leaders, and students. This was the first time that a Tibetan minister had addresses members of the Taiwanese parliament.

At the request of a group of Taiwanese, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is scheduled to give four days of teachings on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment (jangchup lamdron) From October 1-4 in Dharamshala.

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Re: Taiwanese and Tibetans strengthen bonds
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012, 02:53:22 PM »
True, both Taiwanese and Chinese are of the same ethnicity and historically they share the same culture and language. But contrary to what a lot of people believe, Taiwanese and Chinese do not get along with each other, in fact they pretty much hate each other. Similar to North and South Korea, one is capitalist and the other communist. One so called democratic and the other socialist. So philosophically and politically, they are both very different.
Hence I do see why Tibetans and Taiwanese can get along as they both have the same common 'enemy' which is China. Tibetans feel that the Taiwanese can empathise with them in their pursue of autonomy and struggle for independence since Taiwan is also being oppressed by the Chinese. China has always considered Taiwan to be the rogue province. Sounds rather familiar? So it only make sense that the two oppressed little cousins come together to strengthen bonds with each other against big brother China.
For this reason alone, I doubt that there is any hypocrisy in Tibet's action to bond with Taiwan or vice versa.