China Pressurized Former Kalon Paljor Tsering’s Book Launch

Nature of All Things, the book of former Kalon Chope Paljor Tsering’s life story which was launched at Sri Lanka’s University of Sri Jayewardenepura last month faced a strong dissent from China. According to the report in Radio Free Asia, China has put its pressure against the book launch that took at the University in Sri Lanka.

“The former member of cabinet, Central Tibetan Administration, Mr. Chope Paljor Tsering had launched the book of his life story, ‘Nature of all Things’ in Sinhala translation at the international Buddhist conference at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka on December 6 last year.” said the report in the RFA in Tibetan.

While Mr. Paljor Tsering who is at the moment receiving teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya is said to have told in an interview that when he reached Sri Lanka to attend the launch event where he also gave a speech, the organizers had warned him of Chinese pressure against the event.

Though the actual event took place without having to cancel it, the Chinese authorities have written a letter to Sri Lankan government that the event was a political one and it was warned in the letter the event was not acceptable from their side. However, the university is said to have reported the authorities that the book was an account of a real life situation and it has got nothing to do with politics while the authorities had also sent a few secret agents to the campus.

‘Nature of All Things’ takes into account of the former Kalon early 12 years of his life in Tibet, following which he escapes into exile, where serves as one of the longest serving representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration.

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