Dalai Lama Pays Respects to Tiananmen Square Victims
From the Times of India:
The Dalai Lama released a statement praising the victims on the twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre:
“On occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square students’ democracy movement, I honour those who died expressing the popular demand for the government to be more accountable to its people,” the Nobel peace laureate said in a statement.
“The students involved in the Tiananmen Square movement were neither anti-communist nor anti-socialist. Their speaking out in defence of the Chinese people’s constitutional rights, in favour of democracy, and taking a stand against corruption, truly conformed to the underlying beliefs of the Chinese communist government…
“It is my hope that the Chinese leaders have the courage and far-sightedness to embrace more truly egalitarian principles and pursue a policy of greater accommodation and tolerance of diverse views.”
See also past CDT posts on the Dalai Lama.