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Tibet not seeking independence from China: Dalai Lama

September 2, 2009

Agencies
Indian Express
September 1, 2009

Dalai Lama, who is currently in Taiwan to comfort
victims of typhoon Morakot, told the CNN in an
interview that his position on Tibet is clear and transparent.

The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has
asserted that Tibet under his leadership is not
seeking independence from China.

The Dalai Lama, who is currently in Taiwan to
comfort victims of a recent typhoon that killed
more than 500 people, told the CNN in an
interview that his position on Tibet is clear and transparent.

"Most of the world who notices about Tibet, who
pay more attention about Tibet, everybody knows,
I am not seeking independence. The Chinese
government also knows my sort of real thinking," Dalai told the CNN.

"But they accuse - accusations as to just more,
for them, suitable for their basic policy," he
said, when asked about the Chinese allegation
that he is a political troublemaker and even a separatist.

"Sometimes I really feel, as I think many of my
friends know, I always am described as a simple
Buddhist monk. I always tell other people, my
friends, we should be honest, truthful,
transparent. So while I am telling other people,
I myself must implement these things," he said.

According to CNN, the Dalai Lama said he will not
meet with Taiwan's President to avoid politicising the trip.
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