Dalai Lama Says Not Seeking Independence From China

From AFP:

The Dalai Lama insisted Friday he is not seeking independence for Tibet, as he pressed ahead with a five-country Western tour two months after deadly violence erupted in his homeland.

“We want to live in peace with our Chinese brothers and sisters,” the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader told a news conference in the western city of Bochum on the second day of a visit to .

“We are not seeking independence,” but merely greater autonomy and more respect for Tibet culture, religion and language, he said.

Read also Chinese diplomat criticizes German politicians’ plans to meet Dalai Lama during visit by AP.



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