Bhutan India netizens angrily bullying: forbidden to interfere with the election of World Expo

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Bhutan India netizens angrily bullying: forbidden to interfere with the election of World Expo

2017-07-12 19:40:54 551 ℃

Overseas network July 12For illegally crossing into India before the long hole area, India media accused China "run amuck", - but the truth is what? Who is bullying Bhutan? In July 9th, in Bhutan, a fan of the social media Facebook group, a Bhutanese netizen named Sonam Tashi released "who bullied Bhutan - China or India?" "It elaborates how India has influenced its influence on Bhutan and has turned friendship into control. The full text excerpts are as follows:

In June 26, 2017, the "India times" published a video on YouTube, claiming that the show happened on the Sikkim side of the border and China pushed India military commentator said in its "India territory". The India times accused China of "aggressive behavior" and said the Chinese army was "very aggressive"".

A few days later, the dispute proved irrelevant to the territory of India. The confrontation between China and India took place on the border of bhutan. However, the media in both China and India soon became patriotic and complained to each other.

Chinese media said that India was "kicked out", "suffered a bitter lesson", and suffered more losses than in 1962. A Chinese editorial accused India of seeing Bhutan as a "vassal state" and forcing Bhutan to support India.

At the same time, India media headlines are "Chinese: in the world" or run amuck, the Chinese called "geopolitical dominance".

As the India Times reported, the media in Bhutan remained quiet and did not show any radical gestures in the face of such accusations". Why is that? The vast majority of Bhutanese are not interested in distant, barren caves, Doklam Plateau, and have never even heard of it.

But the 89 square kilometer piece of land is strategically important to India, especially the country, which sees China as a dagger". Thus, the initial peaceful restraint of Bhutan was not good enough for India, and Bhutan was soon in trouble.

In July 3rd, the first "India post" headlines "published for the first time against Bhutan and India stand together, China disclaimer......" and then said, "the invasion of Bhutan for the first time that China opposition. Bhutan's position on China shows the firm alliance and support of the country with its eldest brother, India."

The description itself raises a big question: who is bullying Bhutan? What exactly did the India army do on the land of Bhutan? Just defending the poor, weak Bhutan against bullying and bullying by powerful China? In fact, who is more serious about the sovereignty and independence of Bhutan - China or India?

When friendship turns into control

In fact, for nearly half a century, India has maintained military operations in Bhutan, which has allowed its influence to permeate every corner of Bhutan's life. Even in the far north of Bhutan, far away from India, India soldiers are exercising their rights and controlling the actions of local bhutanese. India military convoys are free to travel in Bhutan, and Bhutan officials are not allowed to inspect vehicles.

It is worth noting that the way the India army blocked the construction of China's border in Bhutan was described by the India media as a way to prevent China from building its way to India, which reflects how India does not respect the sovereignty of bhutan. But it can also be not at all surprising India Army Training Corps, (IMTRAT) the general and Ambassador of India are living in the most precious Bhutan buildings, they are regarded as the most powerful man, can decide what can be published in the national media, what can not be published.

However, India's interference with and invasion of Bhutan's sovereignty is far more than in the military sphere and extends to all aspects of Bhutan's political and economic life. Therefore, Bhutan is the only one in the world and the United Nations Security Council's five permanent members have no diplomatic relations of the sovereign state, it is only because it is not allowed in India, India and Bhutan to jealousy and fear the influence of exclusive hegemony on the.

In 2010, China invited Bhutan to participate in the Shanghai, World Expo, and provided free pavilions to Bhutan at the Expo Center. India banned Bhutan from participating. India also frequently bans Bhutan's official and commercial visits to China, apparently because India does not agree with its absolute influence and faces potential competition.

To make matters worse, India has openly interfered with the electoral and political process in Bhutan, and India has strongly opposed the extensive diplomatic relations and the independent foreign policy of the former Prime Minister of bhutan. In 2013 Bhutan election a few days ago, India canceled the liquefied petroleum gas and kerosene subsidies, the prices of necessities rose to two times or three times, this strategy worked, leading to a more amenable to India's elected government.

India is not hydropower projects, cooperation or looting?

India and Bhutan have made a weak contribution to India's economy over the past thirty years on hydropower projects, which account for 40% of Bhutan's revenues, or 25% of its gdp. India from the beginning of 70% economic aid and 30% of the loans now, high loan provides only 30% of aid in 70%, this change led to Bhutan serious liabilities, but also deepen the India's economic dependence on bhutan.

Since June 2006, Bhutan and India decided to cooperate in ten large hydropower projects, with spending to delay the project period and huge project, make the mutually beneficial cooperation soon deteriorated. Mende Qu River (Mangdechhu) project spending climbed to $240 million, punatsang (Punatsangchhu) two spending over two times in the original basis, $500 million, punatsang (Punatsangchhu) project expenditure is over three times, up to $1 billion 500 million, this kind of snowballed. Project expenses unlimited expansion.

In addition to these huge costs, hydropower projects have caused severe damage to the natural environment of Bhutan, which is recorded in the descendants of the bhutanese. A recent document in India shows that the Indian water and electricity project has caused pollution of water resources, destruction of forests and wildlife, and serious air pollution in bhutan. The official data of the government of Bhutan affirmed a series of above phenomenon, data show that the hydropower project does not promote the local economic development, also failed to solve the employment problem, because most of the project contract is signed with the India company.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) data show that the government debt has risen from six years ago to gross domestic product (GDP) of the 67% rise to 118% now, and India is its biggest creditor, Bhutan debt to 64% from India. India's debt accounts for 70% of its gross domestic product, and China accounts for 46%. Why mention this data? Because this data is used to measure the ability of a country to repay its debts, it also affects the borrowing capacity of this country. The bigger the amount of borrowing, the higher the amount of foreign debt.

A recent report on global debt statistics show Britain, Bhutan and 14 other countries to become the world's most prone to debt crisis in the country, the statistics also show that the high debt sources of Bhutan had close relations with the hydropower project, the report also shows that the project's financial condition, prospects, the ability to repay the debt of Bhutan also affected.

And what benefits will these bring to India? If Bhutan is not able to repay its debt to India, then what should we do next?

Today, sovereignty and independence have not only been influenced by political rule, but economic factors have also become potential threat factors. Therefore, if the definition of "coercion" is confined to geographical factors, it is too outdated, but the media still focus on this minor factor and make a big fuss about the conflict between China and india.

It's time to ask questions that can't be asked openly in Bhutan

Now is the time to question India's intentions for bhutan. How many times "cooperation" is essentially "Exploitation" and "rule"? India's foreign aid to Bhutan (now nearly $1 billion a year) has increased its control and intervention in Bhutan, and, on the other, has increased its erosion of Bhutan, making it more dependent on India.

Of course, because of India's rhetoric and political control of Bhutan, these issues will never be seen as free democratic issues in bhutan. Just imagine, if the "Kuensel Bhutan daily" or the state of Bhutan broadcasting station dare to publish this article the consequences. Impossible! India, the world's largest democracy, is proud of free speech and will "nip" in "friendly nations"".

And another problem is also not possible: Bhutan can and China closer to some, even with the northern neighbor country to establish diplomatic relations, economic cooperation, welcomed the investment of Bhutan infrastructure assistance? After all, our ties with China have gone far beyond Politics and the economy, reaching deeper cultural and spiritual ties. Bhutan, for example, shares the profound wisdom, language and tradition of Mahayana Buddhism with china. Reliable and quiet Chinese support for our cultural heritage of Bhutan, without "strings attached" and crippling debt burdens.

The Chinese pay an expensive tourist visa to visit Bhutan, making China the largest contributor to Bhutan's tourism industry so far, but India tourists are free to visit and do not need any form of visa. Sorry to say this, but if you ask who is the most disliked, least respected, and most troublesome guest of domestic hotel owners, they always say "Indian"".

Bhutan's prime minister agrees to sign the South Asian automobile agreement (MVA) with India. That would allow Bhutan's car market to open its doors to India, Nepal and Bangladesh, and to further strengthen India's control of bhutan. Imagine that all the roads in Bhutan are cars, taxis, buses and trucks in India. Interestingly, even if Bhutan's National Assembly voted against it, the Prime Minister of Bhutan also insisted on signing the agreement, which showed that he would do what any Indian wants him to do.

Although there is no diplomatic relations with Bhutan, China business relationship has been quietly prosperous -- from Bhutan's northern border to rely on imports of yak herders China merchant of Thimphu, the quality of the products is usually far more than China compared with the products of India.

In short, Bhutan can benefit more by fighting its own advantages than competing with each other under the control of a neighbouring country (India), India.

But Bhutan's politicians and the media have been silent on such issues (not to mention policies and solutions). Which shows the degree of control for India Bhutan and its sinister motives, no politicians or journalists dared to touch this issue.

Interestingly, western human rights organizations did not even notice India's suppression of free speech and other human rights in bhutan. On the contrary, the West seems intent on reminding people of countries like China that have developed rapidly into economic power, because its global influence has threatened western interests. India has escaped the West's scrutiny because it does not have that threat.

Are there any Bhutanese who dare to ask questions? (compile / overseas net Zhang Zhang, Wu Xiao, Aman Chang, Sun Meng)