Thursday, April 23, 2009

China trying to tell Obama what to do now?

As if they weren't controlling enough poor souls already with their gruesome totalitarian iron fist-of-a-government, China's now saying that President Obama shouldn't meet with the Dalai Lama as all Presidents since George H.W. Bush have done before him during the Nobel Peace laureate's annual visits to the U.S. Same silly reasons as usual: bent on separation of Tibet from China, blah blah blah.

"We firmly oppose the Dalai's engagement in separatist activities in any country under whatever capacity and under whatever name," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said when asked to comment on a possible meeting. (See pictures of Barack Obama taken by everyday Americans.)

"We have made representations to the United States urging the U.S. to honor its commitments and not allow the Dalai to engage in separatist activities in the United States," she told a regular news conference.

Jiang did not say what would happen if a meeting did take place. China canceled a major summit with the European Union last year because French President Nicolas Sarkozy met the Dalai Lama.

What a bunch of friggin' babies. Let's tell them this as we would to a little child (which does seem to correlate to their mentality and maturity): other people can speak to whom they want, little kid. You don't have any say in that, and thinking you do is deluding yourself into appearing as presumptuous twits.

It is amusing that they canceled to appear at the aforementioned EU summit in 2008, though. I guess they didn't get the memo that refusing to appear at an event is only "punishment" when the others would actually give a shit whether you're not. When your absence is probably more applauded than wept over, it kinda defeats the point. You probably would've punished them by appearing anyway.

I do find this last little bit interesting and vaguely amusing, however:

In February, the Obama administration delighted China when Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said during her trip to Beijing that the United States would not let its human rights concerns interfere with cooperation with Beijing.

Anyone else find the obvious contradiction enlightening and telling about China's truthfulness? They say they're happy that their shitty human rights track record won't be brought up, thereby admitting to having, well, a shitty human rights track record. Aah, the subtle stench of hypocrisy ... we meet again.


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