Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay appeared on Zee News’s Special Edition #HindiChiniByeBye, anchored by Aditi Tyagi, 18 June 2020.
Posted by TIBET TV on Thursday, 18 June 2020
Dharamshala: “China always talk about development and advancement but when India or Tibet talks about the development they have a major issue,” said President Dr Lobsang Sangay of the Central Tibetan Administration while speaking exclusively to Zee News special edition on Thursday.
President Dr Sangay was speaking on the recent incursions and tensions between India-China. He said that in order to understand the psychology and mindset of the Chinese government, one must familiarise with the term “Zhongguo” (middle kingdom). It means that China is the centre of the universe. They think of themselves as superior beings and the best. So they believe that they are responsible for taking care of the neighbouring countries. They invaded Tibet with this particular mindset.
Since Ladakh and India are in the periphery of China, the Chinese government think that they have sovereignty over them.
Speaking on the recent incursion and aggression along the LAC border in Ladakh, President Dr Sangay said it is part of their grand old strategy for many years since the occupation of Tibet.
“The exploitation of natural resources and gross human rights abuse are continually happening inside Tibet. The incursions strategy is such that they would take over 10 km and say let us compromise and as a compromise, they would pretend to step back 2 km or 3 km at the most but in reality, the truth is they have already captured 7 km of land. That is their clever strategy” added President Dr Lobsang Sangay.
“For about 7 years the Chinese military has been building infrastructure along the LAC border. This is what the Chinese government does best they first surprise you. That is exactly what happened in Tibet 60 years ago. China promised Tibet prosperity, stability, and abundance by building a road connecting China and Tibet but the road was eventually used to bring trucks, guns, and tanks to occupy Tibet and exploit all the rich mineral resources that are deposited in Tibet”.
After everything Tibet has been through said President Dr Sangay, China is audacious enough to claim Tibetans are happy and well looked after and that he added shows the vicious policy of China.
“That is what we have been saying all these years”.
“Xi Jinping who is behind the aggression and incursions wants to be not only the supreme leader of China but of the entire world. He wants to claim ownership over all the neighbouring countries but will not take the responsibility for coronavirus. This is a lesson for India and for its people to know what China is capable of,” said President Dr Sangay.