Chinese official insists no love for Dalai Lama in Tibet

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Source: Associated Press

By YANAN WANG

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Communist Party chief in Tibet insisted Wednesday that the Tibetan people feel more affection toward the government than to the region’s traditional Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, who fled following an abortive uprising against Chinese rule nearly 60 years ago.

The Dalai Lama hasn’t done a “single good thing” for Tibet since he left, Tibet Party Secretary Wu Yingjie said during a meeting of China’s ceremonial legislature.

The people of Tibet are instead “extremely grateful for the prosperity that the Communist Party has brought them,” he said.

Zhaxi Jiangcun, a Tibetan grass-roots delegate whom Wu called upon to speak, said as far as he knows “there is no such thing” as adoration for the Dalai Lama among Tibetans.

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Categories: Asia, Buddhism, China, Tibet

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