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The Dalai Lama and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: In the

eyes of the regime in Beijing, the two are just as 'disgusting.'

 

 

Xinhua, The People's Republic of China

Nancy Pelosi a 'Disgusting Figure'

 

In terms of being the target of Beijing's vitriol, House Speaker Pelosi has now joined such luminaries as the Dalai Lama and Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian. According to this 'commentary' published by the strictly-controlled state run Xinhua news service:

 

"If an Internet opinion poll were to be carried out in China to choose the most disgusting figure, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would probably be on top of the list. How can such an irresponsible political figure not be detested by all Chinese?"

 

The article goes on to say, "Underneath her double standards lay a stubborn anti-China sentiment and uneasiness about China's peaceful rise. If she stiff-neckedly clings to her double standards and anti-China stance, Pelosi will remain the least popular person in China.

 

COMMENTARY

 

April 12, 2008

 

People's Republic of China- Xinhua - Original Article (English)

BEIJING: If an Internet opinion poll were to be carried out in China to choose the most disgusting figure, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would probably be on top of the list. She has confused right with wrong on the issue of Tibet, exercises double standards to interfere in China's internal affairs, hurts the feelings of the Chinese people and impairs China-U.S. relations.

 

The reason that Pelosi is so detested by the Chinese people is closely connected with her recent moves clamoring for "Tibet independence," and instigating a "boycott of the Olympic Games."

 

From meeting with the Dalai Lama in India WATCH and calling on U.S. President George W. Bush not to attend the opening ceremonies, to making irresponsible remarks on the Olympic torch relay and proposing an anti-China resolution on Tibet which was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, Pelosi never hesitates to exercise her double standards and flagrantly interfere in China's internal affairs. But her display has been anything but wise.

 

As is known to all, the Lhasa riots were masterminded by the Dalai clique and organized by Tibet separatists in and outside China. The riots have been condemned by Chinese people of all ethnic groups.

 

The Beijing Olympic Games will be a grand festival for people around the world, especially the 1.3 billion Chinese who have anticipated the Games with such keen enthusiasm, and who have made such serious preparations for it. But Pelosi and other U.S. Congressmen have spared no effort to create harsh discord and seriously hurt the feelings of the Chinese people. How can such an irresponsible political figure not be detested by all Chinese?

What she has done is simply irresponsible and is designed to interfere in China's internal affairs, and yet Pelosi ostentatiously showed herself off as a "moral authority." When she met with the Dalai Lama in March in India, she appealed to the international community to exert pressure on China on the issue of Tibet, lest the highest standard of morality be lost. But what she has done runs counter to what she trumpets as "morality."

 

Pelosi, a California Democrat, was elected to the House of Representatives in 1987. Four years after being elected, massive ethnic clashes broke out in Los Angeles and other cities in California. At the time, federal and state governments deployed 10,000 troops from the National Guard, army and navy to restore order. Thousands of people were arrested. Yet she turned a blind eye to violence in her own state. Where was her "moral authority" then?

 

In a recent article, Aleksandr Salitzky, an Economics and International Relations researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Vladimir Fisyukov, a commentator with the radio station The Voice of Russia, wrote:

 

Pelosi was cynical in commenting on the situation in Tibet. The Chinese are fully justified in calling her a "protector of mobsters, arsonists and murderers. Why doesn't she give a thought to Iraq? The death toll of Iraqi civilians has risen to nearly 1 million as a result of the U.S. invasion."

 

Missing no opportunity to exert pressure on countries she dislikes, the House Speaker long ago lost her moral credibility. Underneath her double standards lay a stubborn anti-China sentiment and uneasiness about China's peaceful rise.

 

No one has given commented more incisively about Pelosi than Tom Pratt, a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy. He said Pelosi is habitually unforgiving and skeptical when it comes to China. With little good feelings toward the country, she is always uneasy about its peaceful rise.

 

He recalled a conversation with Pelosi several years ago when she said China was not entitled to the preferential treatment granted by the West because of China's many problems, its huge population and miserable history.

 

"I was shocked by her remarks," Pratt added.

 

After being elected a member of the House of Representatives, Pelosi emerged as a leading critic of the Chinese government. She has persistently voted against China on every single piece of legislation concerning it.

 

Under the lame excuse of its "poor human rights and democracy record," she opposed granting China Most Favored Nation trading status. She also repeatedly slammed the U.S. government for its stance on issues concerning China such as human rights, trade, weapons sales and Tibet.

 

During a Congressional trip to China in 1991, Pelosi, along with two of her colleagues, unfurled a "pro-democracy" banner in Tiananmen Square, staging a "deliberately planned" anti-China farce.

 

As Thailand's Asia Times commented, Pelosi's acts are, "more compatible with the Cold War atmosphere of the 1950s, which is incongruous with the complicated world of the 21st century."

What the House Speaker has done will only strengthen the firm determination of the Chinese people to safeguard Tibet's social stability, promote national solidarity and host a successful Olympics Games.

 

If she stiff-neckedly clings to her double standards and anti-China stance, Pelosi will remain the least popular person in China.

 

[Editor's Note: Reporters Without Borders rates China's media as "Situation Very Serious "].

 

SEE ALSO:

 

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The Global Geographic Times, People's Republic of China

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Wen Wei Po, Hong Kong

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Nederlands Dagblad, The Netherlands

Awarding the Olympics
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NRC Handelsblad, The Netherlands

'Megalomania': It's
Time to Scale Down
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Les Dernieres Nouvelles d'Alsace, France

The Route of the
Olympic Torch: A
'Way of the Cross'

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Le Figaro, France

The Passage of
the Torch: In a
Word, a 'Fiasco'

http://worldmeets.us/lefigaro0000209.shtml

 

 
















































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