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Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Thursday, January 22, 2004



4. Better Sino-Indian ties may help Tibetan cause: Dalai Lama


21 Janury 2004

ANI[Thursday, January 22, 2004 08:18] New Delhi,
January 21 - The Dalai Lama on Wednesday said that
better Sino-Indian relations could influence Beijing's
future stand on Tibet.

"The Chinese Government is truly showing genuine
concern at good relations with India. That is very
good, very important. The Sino-Indian friendship on
the basis of mutual trust is very essential and
positive," he said.

"So, therefore, when China is showing genuine concerns
to have good relations with India and eventually, the
relations is improving. So, at such time Indian
public's message will be an important message in the
minds of leaders of people's Republic of China," the
Dalai Lama told a gathering in New Delhi.

He was here to inaugurate the "Year of Tibet", which
was organised by the Core Group for Tibetan cause, a
voluntary organisation working for the cause of the
Tibetans living in exile in India.

The Dalai Lama has been living in exile in India since
he fled his homeland in 1959 after China occupied
Tibet.

The Tibetan spiritual leader said there was a change
in the Chinese perception of Tibet due to increased
awareness brought about by information technology.
"More and more Chinese are showing sympathy and
solidarity with Tibet. So, this happened not because
the government persuaded the nation, but from outside.
Information, so more movement, more information
education, in a free country like here, will
eventually help millions and millions of young Chinese
to get a clear picture about Tibet, about Tibetan past
history," the Dalai Lama said.

The Dalai Lama, 67, lives in Dharamshala and is
revered across the world for his long-standing
campaign for peace and rights of the Tibetans. Beijing
is suspicious of the 1989 Nobel peace laureate but the
soft-spoken leader has managed massive international
support.

The Dalai Lama says he does not want independence but
real autonomy for Tibet.


Articles in this Issue:
  1. Kashag Condoles the Death of an Ex-Political Prisoner (TN)
  2. Seven years out of Tibet (AT)
  3. Tibet as zone of peace must for India's security: Dalai lama (DG)
  4. Better Sino-Indian ties may help Tibetan cause: Dalai Lama
  5. His Holiness Asks Khenpo’s followers to Implement His Teachings (TN)
  6. His Holiness Asks Khenpo’s followers to Implement His Teachings (TN)



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