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Tibet: EU Lauds Dalai Lama's 'Middle Way'

October 21, 2009

Active ImagePeter Clever, a European Union (EU)
delegate, on Wednesday [14 October 2009]  lauded
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama’s middle
way approach to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet.
October 19, 2009

The Dalai Lama’s "Middle Way" approach abandoned
the dream of an independent Tibet in favour of
seeking greater autonomy within China through dialogue.

"I think the Middle Path is the right way," not
to touch upon territorial questions. And I do it
on the background of my personal German history,”
said Clever, during his two day visit to
Dharamsala where he met the Dalai Lama.

Clever allayed concerns of Chinese authorities
conveyed to him during a recent visit to China
that terror activities were planned in Dharamsala.

"I was told indirectly that from here terrorist
acts are organised. I am really sure there are no
terrorists among those I met, just the contrary,” said Clever.

Clever lauded the Chinese government for
developing the infrastructure in and around
Tibet. However he felt more focus should be given to education.

"We saw there high investment in infrastructure
to connect Tibet to China and to the outside
world. We appreciate the investment in finance
[^] by the central government. But our major
question is about investment in Tibetan people
especially in education,” said Clever.

China sent its troops into Tibet in 1950 and the
Dalai Lama fled to India a few years later to
establish a government in exile. Negotiations
between China and the Dalai Lama’s envoys were
suspended last year, provoking violence in Tibet. (ANI)
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