China–No autonomy for Tibet
The Chinese government is still firm on its stand against Tibet’s autonomy.
Chinese officials on Thursday condemned the Dalai Lama’s position after his emissaries presented them in a “Memorandum for all Tibetans to enjoy genuine autonomy” during talks last month.
“By waving the banner of implementing ethnic regional autonomy in China, insisting on political demands for a so-called ‘greater Tibet’ and ‘high-level autonomy’, the Dalai Lama is totally violating the fundamental interests of the Tibetan people,” one of the commentaries said. “This has no future.”
The Dalai Lama fled into exile in 1959 after a failed revolt against Chinese rule in Tibet. China accuses his followers of creating disorder in March, claims the Dalai Lama has rejected.
Speaking to Reuters in Brussels on Wednesday, he repeated claims that China had perpetrated “cultural genocide” in Tibet.
The Dalai Lama is due to address the European Parliament and meet the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, this week.