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"Canada can, within a positive friendly atmosphere, ask the Chinese government to resolve the Tibetan situation."

FACTBOX: Main quotes from Dalai Lama

March 17, 2008

Sun Mar 16, 2008 (Reuters)

The following are key quotes given by the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled
spiritual leader, on Sunday at a news conference.

"Please investigate.... if possible some respected organization,
international organization carry entirely what is the condition, what is
the situation in Tibet."

"Whether Chinese government admits or not, there is a problem. The
problem is the nation with ancient cultural heritage is actually facing
serious dangers.... Whether as a Tibetan nation, ancient nation with
ancient cultural heritage is actually dying".

"And then also, whether intentionally or unintentionally, somewhere
cultural genocide is taking place".

"China deserves to host the Olympics. It is very deserved, that's my view".

"The international community has the moral responsibility to remind the
Chinese government in order to be good host of the Olympic Games".

"Generally, Tibetans are following, I think quite sincerely, non-violent
principles. Of course individual human beings, when emotions come out of
control, then certain sort of violent actions are possible. But my
principle, everybody knows is completely committed to non-violence".

"A peaceful way to express their (Tibetans) deep resentment is right".

(Compiled by Bappa Majumdar; Editing by Alistair Scrutton)
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