2008年3月19日星期三

藏獨=奧運前奏?





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Your guest speaker claimed that recent riots in Tibet and elsewhere in China were inflation related rather than politically motivated. This hypothesis seems to be quite unique.

Of course, there is inflation in China and food prices have gone up quite a lot. Even we, in HK, have first hand experiences of food price increase.

Yes, there were protests and riots in Tibet.

However, simply because these two events happened one after another does not imply causation.

I think this hypothesis needs to be tested.

Meanwhile, let's look at what actually happened.

On March 10, BBC reported that 'more than 100 Tibetan exiles in India ... to protest against China holding the Olympics'.

On March 11, The Boston Globe reported that 'Tibetans all over the world took to the streets on Monday'.

But things turned south on Friday March 14. CNN reported that 'Violent protests in the Tibetan capital Lhasa have left at least 10 people dead'.

To me, it does look like the protests and riots were politically motivated and were planned and co-ordinated.

May be the organizers have two objectives in mind: one objective is to sabotage Beijing Olympics (and humiliate China) while the other could be to influence Taiwan's presidential election.

Thanks.
PM