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Dalai Lama speaks to South African audience

Dalai Lama speaks to South African audience

The Dalai Lama has sharply criticized China, which is accused of blocking him from traveling to South Africa to celebrate Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 80th birthday.
Instead of speaking in person at a South African university Saturday, the Tibetan spiritual leader answered questions via a video link. Tutu asked why China feared him.
The Dalai Lama says he makes Chinese officials "uncomfortable" because while they have grown used to "telling lies," he tells the truth.
The Dalai Lama called off his South Africa visit after waiting weeks for a visa. South African officials deny they stalled because of pressure from China, which accuses the Dalai Lama of being a separatist. The Dalai Lama insists he is only seeking increased autonomy for Tibet.


Updated : 2021-10-17 03:33 GMT+08:00