India won't allow Dalai Lama's political activity, says China
political activity in the country and the Tibetan spiritual
leader should not be seen as a problem for bilateral ties.
"The Dalai Lama has been living in
as a guest. The India
Indian government has said that it will not allow the Dalai
Lama to indulge in any political activity.
has full China
confidence in it," Cui Yuying, Vice Minister in the State
Council Information Office, told a group of visiting foreign
Cue, a Tibetan herself, said both
developing economically and the Dalai Lama should not be seen
as a problem.
She said the respect for the Dalai Lama is only because
of the title and the present Tibetan spiritual leader has done
nothing good for the community.
Cui said many Tibetans are having false hopes about the
"People's respect for the Dalai Lama is only because of
the title," Cue said, adding the Dalai Lama has done nothing
good for the Tibetans.
"All he has done is to separate the people. It is not
necessary for the Chinese government to make people know what
the intentions of the Dalai Lama actually are. It is for the
people to decide and they know what his intentions are."
She said that the Dalai Lama and his followers are not
necessarily leading good lives. "A lot of his followers have
Several of his followers have related their China
plight. None of their stories were interesting."
After the Dalai Lama fled his Himalayan homeland more
than 50 years ago following an armed uprising against the
Communist rule, most of the monasteries were in dilapidated
condition, said Cue. "We have now restored them and the result
is for you to see."
She also said that
consistent in its China
policy to Tibetans settling abroad. "The door is always open
for them to return."
Lian Xiang Min, director of the Tibetology Centre here,
said people's opinion differ on the absence of the Dalai Lama
"But most Tibetans don't agree in terms of his politics.
Tibetans consider the Dalai Lama as a religious leader. After
peaceful liberation of
in 1951, people don't agree with Tibet
the political ideas of the Dalai Lama," he said.
He said there are six million Tibetans living across the
globe, of which 2.7 million live in
out the ethnic people, including Hans, who have been living in
the Tibet Autonomous Region for centuries and denying the
rights of other ethnic minorities.
accused the Dalai Lama of putting China
hurdles in establishing warm relations between
and the Beijing