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Sunday, March 29, 2009

South Africa bans Dalai Lama from Peace Conference

I guess you just can't please everyone, though I do like how the prime minister of the Tibetan-government-in-exile interpreted the situation:

"Samdhong Rinpoche, the prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, said South Africa was under pressure from Beijing and its decision to bar the Dalai Lama was a business matter.

'South Africa is a newly emerging country and China is giving it considerable economic resources so it is understandable,' he said Monday in Dharmsala, India. 'Every country has to protect its economic and political interests.' "

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1 comment:

deutero said...

Dalai Lama is actually quite a controversial political figure, because China's overtaking of Tibet.

The president of Taiwan won't even be able to meet with him when he visits.