World Desk, Amar Ujala, Tokyo
Published by: Gaurav pandey
Updated Wed, Nov 10, 2021 05:59 PM IST
The Buddhist cleric Dalai Lama lashed out at China from a Japanese platform on Wednesday, questioning its understanding of the diversity of cultures. Read full report …
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The 86-year-old Buddhist cleric also said that I want to stay in India in the future rather than get into some kind of complicated politics with China. The Dalai Lama has lived in India since 1959 after a failed rebellion against China. He further said that Tibet is completely Buddhist and that the Chinese government is officially led by the atheist Communist Party.
Regarding the possibility of meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Dalai Lama said that I have no such plans. He declined to comment on Xi’s plans for a third consecutive term as president. “China’s communist leaders do not understand the diversity of different cultures. In fact, too much control will be detrimental to the people.
The Dalai Lama retired from politics in 2011, but he remains a major force in preserving Tibetan traditions. China regards Tibet as its territory and views the Dalai Lama as an advocate for Tibetan independence, which it opposes. China has not had direct contact with the Dalai Lama’s representatives for more than a decade.
The Dalai Lama says that I am only the custodian of the autonomy of Tibet and the local Buddhist culture. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin has said that our doors are open for talks with the Dalai Lama, but that we will not discuss the situation in Tibet. In recent times, China has stepped up its campaign of religious control and targeted minorities.