From Chris Ratke, International Campaign for Tibet Blog
The latest public unveiling of official and unofficial state secrets by Wikileaks has provided a treasure-trove of information that reveals new diplomatic tensions and elucidates others. While only a snippet of the 251,287 cables (diplomatic messages) from US embassies and consulates around the world have been made publicly available through Wikileaks and various news outlets, what can already be gleaned anticipates a broader understanding of international relations on a range of issues, including Tibet.
The New York Times (which had an advanced look at the cables, along with The Guardian, Le Monde, El Pais, and Der Spiegel) has already reported that a contact in Beijing informed US Embassy officials there that GhostNet, a global computer spy ring originating in China — which targeted, among others, the office of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan government-in-exile, and Google — was a project controlled by the CCP’s Politburo (a group of 24 people who lead the Party).
A separate cable available on Wikileaks from the American Embassy in Beijing, dated May 2009, reports that China requested that the UK government deny permission for the Dalai Lama to transit London, only to back down and ask that UK officials not meet with the Tibetan leader during his time in the UK.
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