The Dalai Lama reiterated that his faith in the Chinese people is unshaken despite his thinning faith in the government of the People’s Republic of China.
The 73 year old Tibetan leader was speaking yesterday to the media in Varanasi before departing for Delhi. "On Tibet issue, if viewed locally, yes, we are hopeless but if you look at it in a wider perspective there is hope coming from Chinese people. The unfortunate thing is that the Chinese people have no opportunity to access the reality as there is strict censorship and distorted information come from the government." The Dalai Lama said Tibet is passing through ‘something like a death sentence’. “Any nation without spirit is just dead, so the Chinese officials in Tibet are now deliberately trying to eliminate the Tibetan spirit and Tibetan culture."
Information for this report was provided by Phayul.