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Dalai Lama hopes for Tibet's autonomy and loses faith in China's credibility

 Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama waves as he leaves the Ganga Ram hospital accompanied by doctor Pradeep Chaubey, right, in New Delhi, India, ...
 Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, center, arrives at the Tibetan Children's Village School to attend the 48th founding anniversary of the scho...

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama waves as he leaves the Ganga Ram hospital accompanied by doctor Pradeep Chaubey, right, in New Delhi, India, ...

India Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, center, arrives at the Tibetan Children's Village School to attend the 48th founding anniversary of the scho...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Tibet's spiritual leader Dalai Lama spoke to the media on Oct. 25 that he has abandoned the hope to convince the Beijing government to grant Tibet with a greater autonomy under Chinese rule. Instead, Dalai Lama has changed his approach by allowing the Tibetan people to decide on the future of Tibet as well as handle the question of how to negotiate with China.

Dalai Lama said that over the past years, he had adopted the middle course while dealing with the Chinese authorities. But, Dalai Lama said that in the end, he found that he had been fooled and as of today, China has never given any concrete response to solve the Tibet issue.

Tenzin Taklha, spokesman and secretary of Dalai Lama, said that since the 1970s, Dalai Lama had been eager to promote a greater autonomy for Tibet under the Chinese Constitution. But all his efforts were not seriously taken by the Chinese government, which has turned a blind eye on Tibet's plight.

As a result, Dalai Lama has called for all Tibetans in exile to participate in a special meeting in November to come up with a solution in the face of China's continued oppression.

Since China invaded Tibet in 1949, innumerable Tibetans have died and at least 60,000 temples have been destroyed. Currently, over a thousand Tibetans remain political prisoners, including the Panchen Lama, the world's youngest political prisoner. The Tibetan people have long been subjected to harsh pressure from the Chinese regime, which has placed heavy restrictions on their freedoms of speech and religion. Religious leaders and political dissidents are arrested and thrown in jail and temples and traditional culture is being destroyed while Tibet's ecological environment is being destroyed and it is being robbed of its natural resources.

by Taiwan News, Website Editorial Staff


Updated : 2021-04-15 03:32 GMT+08:00