Dalai Lama honours Tintin and Tutu – BBC News

_41716294_1dalagetty203c.jpg From BBC News:

At a ceremony in Brussels, he (the Dalai Lama) presented a Tibetan butter lamp to the Herge Foundation representing Tintin books. The book Tintin in Tibet was published in the same year that the Dalai Lama fled the Himalayan kingdom. He also presented a lamp and silk scarf to fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Archbishop Tutu of South Africa.

“The Tibetan state is located between two of the world’s great powers, India and China. Good relations between these powers are crucial for world peace. Tibet has an important role to play,” he (the Dalai Lama) said. And he urged his supporters not to regard the Chinese as their enemies.

“We used to say to the apartheid government: you may have the guns, you may have all this power, but you have already lost. Come: join the winning side. His Holiness and the Tibetan people are on the winning side,” he (Tutu) said. [full text]

*See also the Government of Tibet in Exile; *International Campaign for Tibet; *China’s White Paper on Tibet

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