Wednesday, November 28, 2012

While Aung San Suu Kyi was still on house arrest, A cyclone tore down Kyi's house's roof top. This event took place in 2008. It was called cyclone Nagris. A huge tree fell on her front gate and her roof, damaging the roof completely. Her house didn't have power for a while and she had to live in a house without power. She relied on Candles to go through the night. When I first read about this little incident, it didn't have any info on how Kyi felt about it or if she was bothered at all. I think that is probably because it didn't bother her, she could probably careless about her powerless house. As brave as Kyi is, I doubt having no power was a big deal to her at all because her focus was something completely different. It wasn't to live a comfortable life but to fight for freedom for herself and others.

Dalai Lama is considered to be a spiritual leader of Tibet. He was asking for Tibet's independence from China which he never end up being successful in achieving. However, recently he changed his mind and is not  fighting for independence anymore but merely wants to negotiate a level of autonomy for Tibet. Chinese government is finding it difficult to trust Dalai Lama and so far has refused to go along with Lama's request. In my opinion, to see someone like Dalai Lama who has been working toward gaining independence for Tibet and all of a sudden changed his mind about it seems suspicious. Although, it can be true that he truly desires it due to his own claim that people of Tibet would have benefits but at the same time he knew this before as well. So, I think I understand Chinese government's position on this situation and personally wouldn't go along with someone like Dalai Lama who has been working against China.

China blamed Dalai Lama for the Violence and attack

1 comment:

  1. I have to disagree on the issue of the Dalai Lama and China. The Buddhist religion is one that is teaching you to find enlightenment. I doubt the Dalai Lama intended things to turn out as they have. As for China's take on it all, Tibet was an independent nation from 1912 to when China invaded in 1951, which was two years into China's cultural revolution.