Dalai Lama says China’s leaders “do not recognize” diversity
TOKYO (AP)– Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama claims China’s leaders “don’t recognize the range of various cultures” which the judgment Communist Party’s penchant for tight social control can be harmful.
The 86-year-old Buddhist monk on Wednesday also stated he wished to continue to be residence in India, where he has lived because 1959 after a fallen short uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet, instead of getting associated with the “difficult national politics” between China, run by the formally atheist Communist Party, and highly Buddhist Taiwan.
Speaking at an online press conference hosted by the Tokyo Foreign Correspondents Club, the Dalai Lama claimed there were no specific plans to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping and declined to talk about Xi’s strategies to continue to be in the workplace for a third five-year term.
“Chinese communist leaders, they do not understand the selection of various societies,” he claimed. “In fact, way too much control will damage individuals.”
China exercises rigid control over all religious beliefs and also in recent times has stepped up a project of social adaptation targeting Tibetans, Turkic Muslim Uyghurs, and also other minority teams.
The Dalai Lama said he did not want to come to be associated with “neighborhood and also political problems,” however was devoted to making contributions to “sisters and brothers” in both Taiwan and mainland China. “This circumstance is quite difficult,” he said.
“Sometimes I truly feel this basic Buddhist monk (does) not want to (come to be involved) in complex national politics,” he said, laughing.
The Dalai Lama relinquished politics in 2011 yet remains a significant force for the conservation of Tibetan customs.
China castigates him as a supporter of Tibetan self-reliance and has not had straight calls with his agents in more than a year.
The Dalai Lama claims he just advocates for Tibet’s considerable freedom and also protection for its indigenous Buddhist society.