Power And Dollar

Did Dalai Lama Just Engineered His Own Endgame?

Richard Gere (CNN reports Richard Gere in Protests here) is now catching on with this media ride too!  This Olympics is giving an edge to the Tibetan causes they probably have never enjoyed in the last 6 decades.  If the cards are played well, not only will the Tibetan causes be brought to the next level, but also will serve as a great transition of Tibetan leadership.  Of course, fighting against a resourceful state institution (like China, USA, Russia, etc) is difficult to win, even when the cards are played well.  Nevertheless, Dalai Lama leveraged this moment for an important political asset: Karmapa Lama. 


Karmapa Lama, age 22 and the third most important figure in the Tibetan Buddhism, is expected to visit the States in mid May 2008.  India has given permission for the trip.  However, pressure from China may derail it.  If this trip is a go, then this is a good training opportunity for Karmapa Lama to become an interim leader before the next Dalai Lama assumes his rightful place.  


If Karmapa Lama performs well in this trip, then Dalai Lama probably has engineered a good endgame for himself: using this Olympics and his probably last influence inside Tibet to maximize the media attention from the riot to the protest to introduce the next leader to the world.  


April 9, 2008 - Posted by | China, china politics, Current Events, 西藏, opinion, politics, Thoughts, Tibet, wordpress-political-blogs, 中國


  1. One of the things I’ve had floating in my head regarding the protests and threatened boycotts etc. How many of those people talking the talk walk the walk on a given day ? I mean are they shopping at Walmart and buying up all those China imports ?

    Comment by in2thefray | April 9, 2008 | Reply

  2. i know. thoughts like that floated in my head when i saw pelosi with dalai lama. but well, her business is politics. and she needs air time if she wants to be the first Ms. president.

    but then, another thing i have is:
    how many of these protestors actually know what they are protesting about?

    i am actually getting a more coherent picture from the riot, protest and now Karmapa’s visit. things to start to make sense, not all that “out of the blue”.

    Comment by royho | April 9, 2008 | Reply

  3. Tibet is still part of China.

    Comment by nancy | April 9, 2008 | Reply

  4. China is still part of the world.

    Comment by dougrogers | April 9, 2008 | Reply

  5. http://www.thewe.cc/contents/more/archive/atrocities.htm

    Comment by workidda | April 9, 2008 | Reply

  6. 農奴制在西藏是非常落后的制度。只有少數奴隸主享福,農奴的一生是悲慘的。他們會隨時被奴隸主挖去眼睛,砍掉四肢。Dalai要的就是復辟這樣的農奴制,你們同意嗎?

    Comment by clari | April 10, 2008 | Reply

  7. but then, another thing i have is:
    how many of these protestors actually know what they are protesting about?

    many protesters are paid at about 300 Euro a day for protesting in Paris, as far as i know

    Comment by clari | April 10, 2008 | Reply

  8. Dalai disguises himself as an unselfish, generous person, but god knows he masterminds all the conspiracy. His true ambition is to come back to Tibet as a dictator yet he never admits that
    Dalai’s performance is worthy of an Oscar best actor award. He is the greatest actor in history of world politics

    Comment by vari | April 10, 2008 | Reply

  9. 達賴是個好演員啊,給不了他西藏,但是可以給他一個奧斯卡最佳男主角獎哦

    Comment by vari | April 10, 2008 | Reply

  10. Dalai’s end game has arrived earlier than he had planned.

    He probably have just added some millions of people in China (and some others around the world) – to turn to against him.

    The tens of thousands of pro-Olympic pro-China people that the medias do want you to see were there. (as one of my American friend said – good news doesn’t sell). Each of them backed by hundres of thousands of Chinese back home.

    Tibetan’s best bet to get a better life, and respected status on the world stage is to be with China.

    Comment by gochi | April 10, 2008 | Reply

  11. Hallo Gochi or whatever and other communist chinese, Truth prevails at the end.Material gain is no freedom nor a way get respected.What is in numbers. Dalai lama is not playing games. TIbet’s cause doesnot have any end game till She gets what She wants.
    Dont dream around The real chinese donot support communist rule.They are suppressed by few cunning People.Tibet has more freinds and the communist have enemies

    Comment by ihatecommunistchina | April 25, 2008 | Reply

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