Bei­jing does not be­lieve in tears

The Washington Times Weekly - - Geopolitics -

Co­in­cid­ing the 76th birth­day of Ti­betans’ spir­i­tual leader, the Dalai Lama, and the an­niver­sary of eth­nic ri­ots in China’s volatile Mus­lim prov­ince of Xin­jiang, Chinese Com­mu­nist Party chief Hu Jin­tao on Mon­day paid a much pub­li­cized tribute to the main force of op­pres­sion and crack­downs in Ti­bet and Xin­jiang, the Peo­ple’s Armed Po­lice (PAP).

On the oc­ca­sion of a ma­jor PAP Com­mu­nist Party Con­fer­ence in Bei­jing, Mr. Hu gave a key­note ad­dress prais­ing the “brav­ery and loy­alty” of PAP sol­diers in sup­press­ing what he called “sud­denly emerg­ing in­ci­dents” and “ter­ror­ist acts.”

China con­sid­ers all mass demon­stra­tions “sud­denly emerg­ing in­ci­dents” and al­most all eth­nic protests “ter­ror­ist acts” that must be crushed.

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