China Declares Victory over Dalai Lama – AFP

From AFP, via Independent Online:

Tibet’s top Chinese official has declared “victory” over the Dalai Lama but accused him of linking up with prominent groups intent on ending communist rule in China, state press said on Monday.

“After an arduous year of struggle, we have achieved a transitional victory in repelling the concentrated campaign of the Dalai Lama clique to carry out damaging splittist activities,” the Tibet Daily quoted Zhang Qingli as saying.

“The pipe dream of the Dalai Lama clique will forever be doomed to failure,” the head of the Tibetan Communist Party committee said in a May 18 speech. [Full Text]

May 21, 2007 8:07 AM
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