If there was still any doubt: The Chinese communist spin on the Dalai Lama
You've probably all read that the Chinese Communist Party is blaming the Dalai Lama as the "mastermind" behind violent protests in Tibet, which of course is absurd. We know the Dalai Lama as the poster child of the Nobel Peace Prize, but inside China this is the type of propaganda they've been hearing for years.
Now, for anyone who might still have harboured doubts about the true nature of the Chinese Communist Party and how it distorts reality, there can be no doubt. The Party boss in Tibet Zhang Qingli has laid it bare in his own words, in an editorial in the Tibet Daily, a typical CCP mouthpiece.
Zhang Qingli: The Dalai Lama is "a wolf wrapped in monk's robes, a devil with a human face and a beast's heart."
Zhang Qingli: "We are now engaged in a fierce blood-and-fire battle with the Dalai clique, a life-and-death battle between us and the enemy."
Zhang Qingli (Another translation): "We are in the midst of a fierce struggle involving blood and fire, a life-and-death struggle with the Dalai clique."
Note the violence implicit to these words. This is definitely not the Olympic spirit.