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"We Tibetans are looking for a legitimate and meaningful autonomy, an arrangement that would enable Tibetans to live within the framework of the People’s Republic of China."

Hostile Chinese statements cannot resolve border dispute

November 8, 2010

November 5, 2010

Surajkund (Haryana), Nov 5 (PTI) -- Senior BJP
leader L K Advani today said a peaceful
resolution of Sino-Indian border dispute is not
possible if China makes hostile statements and
provides tacit support to Pakistan in its anti-India approach.

Inaugurating the 6th International Conference of
Tibet Support Groups here, Advani also said
China's claim on Arunachal Pradesh is "wholly
baseless." "The bilateral relationship between
India and China will be one of the key
determinants of the course of world history in the 21st century.

There is no alternative to peaceful co-existence
between India and China. "This requires peaceful
resolution of the border dispute between our two
countries," Advani said in the presence of
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. However,
he said, "This is not possible if China makes
hostile statements, giving an expression to its
aggressive and expansionist intentions.

For example, its claim on Arunachal Pradesh is
wholly baseless. What has further complicated
India-China relations is China's tacit support to
Pakistan in the latter's hostile approach towards
India." "I hope good sense prevails among the
leaders in China." Advani said there was no place
for party politics as far as defending India's
interests in the border dispute are concerned.
"All political parties are united, and should
remain united," he said. He termed as "a gross
misconception" the communist China''s thoughts
that India is interfering in its internal affairs
by making "His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his
followers our honoured guests. "This is a gross
misconception and denial of the wrongs committed
by the communist government in Beijing after
1949.India has no reason whatsoever to interfere
in the internal affairs of China. India has never
made any territorial claims either on Tibet or on China," Advani said.

He said the ideology of communism and the
communist regime in Beijing seemed to be the
biggest hurdle in resolving the issue of Tibet.
"A democratic China would surely be good for both
Tibet and for the Chinese people," he said.
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