Tibet Can Exist Within China in the Same Spirit as EU Exists: Dalai Lama

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that Tibet can exist within China in the same spirit as the European Union sticks together. The spiritual leader expressed his desire to resolve the Tibetan issue through a genuine autonomy for Tibet within China in a video message he share during the 30th anniversary of International Campaign for Tibet on Thursday.

“Tibet can exist within China in the same spirit as the European Union sticks together, the territory’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, considered a dangerous separatist by Beijing.”said the report in the Economic Times on Friday.

While the Chinese authorities has been historically alleging the Tibetan spiritual leader of inciting separation of Tibet, from which the Beijing strongly proclaim as an integral part of China, the Tibetan administration earlier led by His Holiness himself has been proposing a genuine autonomy for Tibet within the framework of Chinese territory.

“Common interest (is) more important rather than one’s own national interest. With that kind of concept, I am very much willing to remain within the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese word, “gongheguo” (republic), shows some kind of union is there.” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama according to the report explaining he admires the spirit of European Union and told that he seeks autonomy for Tibet and not outright independence.

While Chinese president Xi Jingping now becomes the undisputed lord of the Communist government, India who hosts the Dalai Lama and the exile Tibetan administration also showed a sign of reluctance in publicly endorsing the Tibetan cause. While there had been a series of dialogue between the representatives of His Holiness and Beijing, that did not yield any fruit, ultimately leading to total cut off of dialogue between the two. According to these references, it is clear that China is not willing to resolve the Tibet issue on a mutual agreement.

“Among the Chinese hard-liners, in their mind, it seems some kind of dilemma is there about their present policy – whether, you see, it can solve Tibetan problem or not,” His Holiness added.

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