Meeting between Obama and Dalai Lama angers Chinese netizens
On July 16th in spite of objection from Chinese government, Barack Obama met with Dalai Lama at the White House for 45 minutes, praising him for embracing non-violence while reiterating that the United States did not support Tibet independence. Chinese government accused Obama of "interfering with China’s internal affairs. In a statement released on Sunday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said, "This action is a gross interference in China’s internal affairs, which hurts the feelings of the Chinese people and damages Sino-U.S. relations."
But Barack Obama’s meeting with Dalai has upset not only the government.
In an online survey "What’s your attitude toward Obama meeting Dalai Lama?" (link is no longer available), till 17th, July, 14838 people voted for "angry", which accounts for more than 77% of the total vote. They commented, "The United States is just trying to benefit from Dalai in the politics", "America has just showed a friendly gesture to China, this meeting will ruin all their previous efforts.", " It’s time to give them a lesson. Obama has forgotten how much U.S. Treasury debt China holds."
While many are annoyed by the meeting, another 4468 netizens do not support this meeting but voted " I don’t care", as they commented, "The best way to counter attack is don’t give a shit about this meeting.", "Even Dalai lives in the White house, it wouldn’t make a difference. Alas…can the U. S. think of something new to do next time?", "We can just ignore it, this cannot change the stable relationship between mainland China and Tibet."
In a post on the club.China.com a netizen analyzed the political event, claiming that the fact that Obama wants to meet Dalai means he is in trouble again.
Followed is part of the comments made by Chinese netizens in various website:
"For whatever reasons, as a president of a country especially a great power like the USA, he should not break his words to any other country and its people. This is really a shameful thing for a president to do. Even Obama is not a president, and as a man, he should not promise things he doesn’t mean and is not able to do. To deal with a political rogue like Dalai make him look superficial. His behavior has turned people’s admiration to a first black American president to disdain. Obama, you don’t deserve to be called a man."
"The American imperialists want to upset the Chinese with this meeting. We should let them know they have to pay for what they do."
搜狐社区: 逍遥望牵远红2011-07-17 15:00:36
"American’s promise doesn’t mean more than a fart."
8000450197 [网易福建省网友]： 2011-07-17 09:55:40 发表
"Obama is insane…go lock him up in the room. "
网易广东省手机网友 ip：120.84.*.* 2011-07-17 09:48:32 发表
"Let’s send advanced weapons to Libya…"
0598917079 [网易广东省梅州市网友]：2011-07-17 10:45:27 发表
I strongly suggest we sell the U.S. Treasury, sell DF21 missile and J10 battle plane to Iran and North Korea and have military exercise in Cuba!
514165402 [网易广东省广州市网友]：2011-07-17 10:45:01 发表
"Obama is just a puppet, controlled by a big interest group. That’s the essence of western democracy."
"I remember Chairman Mao once said, the American imperialist is just a paper tiger."
搜狐社区: xanxklso2011-07-17 15:01:14
"This is an issue about human rights, not ‘independence for Tibet’ "