Definitions

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  • adj. Favoring a split or separation from the Party or the nation.
  • n. A separatist.

Etymologies

Translation of the Chinese terms 分裂 and 分裂主义分子. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Monks in the dark chapels of working monasteries like the Drepung say the last campaign against religion -- when they were forced to denounce the Dalai Lama as a "splittist" -- ended 18 months ago.

    Shards Of A Nation

  • Chinese officials and envoys of the Dalai Lama - branded by Beijing as "splittist" - have held several rounds of talks, but little of substance has been achieved.

    Taipei Times

  • The CPC views language as a "splittist" agent that could crack China along linguistic lines during times of social upheaval.

    Rebecca Novick: Tibetan Students Reveal China's Identity Crisis

  • And I'm glad to see the leadership of CPAC -- and especially younger conservatives -- rejecting this prejudiced and "splittist" move.

    A response to the CPAC boycotters

  • Since 1993 when the Communist Party held its "Third Work Forum" on Tibet, the party boss of the time, Chen Kuiyuan, put forward the proposition that Tibetan Buddhism itself was "splittist" or "separatist," since Tibetan Buddhists considered the Dalai Lama to be an incarnation of Tibet's guardian angel, the celestial bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, and so their loyalty to him was unshakable.

    China Is Attempting to Wipe Out Buddhism

  • From 1993 on, the policy became to decry Tibetan Buddhism as itself "splittist," demonize the Dalai Lama, drive sincere Buddhist practitioners out of their monasteries, and create a new generation of Communist, secularist, "Chinese," Tibetans.

    China Is Attempting to Wipe Out Buddhism

  • The Dalai Lama is often demonized in China's official media as "splittist" and a "wolf in monk's robes."

    Dalai Lama Meets With Obama

  • The research panel concluded that the "3.14 incident" was caused by "the confluence of many factors ... which cannot be simply reduced to splittist violence," the term "splittist" being a reference to those in the Tibetan freedom movement who want a completely independent Tibet.

    Rebecca Novick: The Tibet Question: A Chinese Think Tank Dares to Ask

  • The reality is that the paragraph that contains the false translation "splittist" is made up of a paragraph on p187 joined to a second paragraph on p189.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • A number of excerpts are out there, including this one in the Financial Times in which Chen says China is delaying unification, and that he is -- brace yourself -- a "splittist":

    Rounding up the Chen Shui-bian Case

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  • "China derides the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader, as a 'splittist,' and dismisses the Congressional Gold Medal he is set to receive this afternoon as a 'farce.'"
    - The New York Times, October 17, 2007

    October 18, 2007