According to press release of the Office of the Dalai Lama in Dharmsala, the Dalai Lama made some remarks on the issue of Tibet that are now being quoted out of context in some media reports. Consequently, to clarify the situation.
"His Holiness went on to say that, unfortunately, the Chinese leadership has so far not responded positively to our overtures and does not seem interested in addressing the issue in a realistic way. Beginning in March this year, a series of protests and demonstrations erupted in Lhasa and in many other traditional Tibetan areas. These were clearly a spontaneous expression of the Tibetan people's deep-seated resentment and dissatisfaction over more than five decades of repressive Chinese communist rule." During the celebration of the48th founding anniversary of the Tibetan Children's Village on 25 October in Dharmsala, the Tibetan leader said, "I have not lost faith in the people of China, but my faith in the present Chinese government is thinning and it is becoming very difficult."