Why is there no BDS against China for its Occupation of Tibet?

The Tibetan army prepare to defend themselves against China in 1950. Source.

This is what US President Barack Obama said when the Dalai Lama visited the White House in February 2014:

“The President reiterated his strong support for the preservation of Tibet’s unique religious, cultural, and linguistic traditions and the protection of human rights for Tibetans in the People’s Republic of China….In this context, the President reiterated the U.S. position that Tibet is part of the People’s Republic of China and that the United States does not support Tibet independence….”

Note the difference in tone when the president speaks of the Palestinian Arab bid for independent statehood:

“The Palestinians deserve to be free in their own land.”

“The status quo in Palestine is unsustainable.”

Why has President Obama never made similar statements about Tibet?…

  • David

    Because no Jews live there.

    • Alain

      Absolutely so.

    • Clausewitz

      Because leftists are cowards.

  • ontario john

    Same reason hordes of Chinese commies are allowed through Canada Customs without being checked or North America allows wanton cyber attacks. The U. S. owes China a huge amount of money and both the U. S. and Canada are heavily influenced by large global corporations which love commie states for their cheap labour, no environmental laws, etc. etc. Why do you think America is suddenly in love with commie Cuba. With Cuba you have cheap labour and its close.

  • Mike Williams

    “…Tibet is part of the (PRC)…” Obama needs a history lesson since Tibet wasn’t part of China before Mao rewrote history. If you get a chance to read Peter Fleming’s classic travel book “News from Tartary” about his 1934 trip from Shanghai to India, there is (in retrospect) an interesting bit where he crosses a national border going from China to Tibet.

    • Frau Katze

      Foreign affairs and history aren’t his strong points.

      • What are his strong points?

        • eMan14

          He can get Democrats, leftists, and progressives to vote for him no matter how many scandals plague him. Then again a fungus could run for the Democrats and get lots of votes.

        • Frau Katze

          Um, um… Let me think about it…

        • Canadian


        • Clausewitz

          I hear he’s really kind to Reggie.

  • canminuteman

    Where would they get cellphones and cheap shit from if they boycotted China.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Hell, Obama expresses the same thing about the Kurds and Kurdistan as he does about Tibet. Obsolete, arbitrary boundaries must be preserved at all cost.

  • Helios Megistos

    All of that meditation and overly religious culture did them a fat lot of good when the godless commies-Yellow Peril invaded them. The Spartans knew the importance of genuine might; might is right and it must be 99% might and 1%right other wise you are toast…just like the poor Tibetans! http://www.auktionsagenten.net/ebay_bilder/_thangkas/thangka-mahakala-1024-03.jpg

    • Alain

      The believe of “make love not war” does have consequences when one is invaded and attacked.

      • Helios Megistos

        The same thing happened when the Mughals invaded India; that is the Hindus just were not tough enough to repel them! “From the time Muslims started arriving, around 632 AD, the history of India becomes a long, monotonous series of murders, massacres, spoliations, and destructions. It is, as usual, in the name of ‘a holy war’ of their faith, of their sole God, that the barbarians have destroyed civilizations, wiped out entire races.”

  • Canadian

    Because he`s not Buddhist?

  • yeah

    because if you are nice to people and don’t fight then everyone just assumes you either agree or they can conveniently hide the difficult task under the rug
    Today I yelled and screamed to get some action… I got security….and maybe some help = which is better than before
    Good customer service is… listening to the CONTENT of what is SAID and acting upon it….. I always help people who are nice….and I ALWAYS listen to people who are at wits end…. I do not just cater to squeaky wheels because ALL are important
    We SHOULD ALL BE SPEAKING UP FOR TIBETANS but!!!! Tibetans must also realize that your belief system got you into this trouble so an adaption in you philosophy is necessary
    I will anger the Femms on this one…. women should have their babies in their 20’s and do the career thing at age 35 and up!