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Dalai Lama says China's leaders 'don't understand' diversity

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but that Beijing would not discuss the status of Tibet.

Yes, because an aggressor country never discuss.

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Self-government is bad for dictatorships.

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Wasn't he the one who ran away from Tibet and hiding in small village of India?

Tibetans are now so happy that Tibet is being developed very well by China. The proof with the numerous videos of Tibet highway, streets, park etc.

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The ChiCom’s absolutely understand diversity as it is understood by fellow Leftist in the West. Diversity to them means an emphasis on demographic differences and the importance of eliminating individuality and free thinking.

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If he doesn't want to become involved then he should remain quiet .

Wisdom 101

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Nothing against the Dalai Lama but how is it possible for him not to be involved in politics ?

Being a religious spiritual leader is not political ?

And iam not supporting China either.

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zichi..

The Dalai Lama is the spiritual and political leader of SOME Tibetans.

Seems like a nice guy but luckily ordinary Tibetans are now free from the monks that controlled their lives.

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Seems like a nice guy but luckily ordinary Tibetans are now free from the monks that controlled their lives.

Yes, Tibet under these so-called holy men was a backward, intolerant place.

That said, I don’t see how having the CCP march in was a cause for celebration,

Theocrats and autocrats - not much good to be said for either.

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Elderly Dalai, no matter how calm and serene he appears, is gradually becoming a spent force, politically speaking.

His influence over Tibetans, notably those in exile, has been diminishing, coming to an end..

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For a few decades 600 years ago, China experimented with looking outward, and being friends with their distant neighbors. The ultra-conservatives then seized controlled of the government, burned the Chinese fleet, and turned their eyes and their thoughts inward. I wonder what would have been different if China had kept trying to be friends with the rest of the world.

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Well well Karma is just round the corner for China just that one turn only

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I don't think it helps that all the media/left-wing care about is Xinjiang. They've all turned their backs on Tibet as soon as the anti-Islamophobia SJWs rolled in.

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As usual, His Holiness The Dalai Lama is spot on. Communists just dont get it. Humans should be free, no matter their ethnicity or religion. The only acceptable people to the PRC are atheist, Communist Han Chinese.

If you are Muslum Uighyur, Tibetan, Taiwanese, a democracy-loving Hong Konger, or an LGBTQII person, you are a second class human with zero rights in their eyes. You are locked up, tortured and often killed for who you are.

I have the same beliefs and peaceful outlook on life as the The Dalai Lama. His Holiness makes me think about converting to Tibetan Buddhism.

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The only Tibetans better off are the ones who escaped abroad. The only way to survive in China for them would have been to sing the paeans of CCP, learn Mandarin, forget their culture and their religion and change their surname to something more 'Han' Chinese like Zhang or Liu or Zhao.

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As usual, His Holiness The Dalai Lama is spot on. Communists just dont get it. Humans should be free, no matter their ethnicity or religion.

Do your homework, sport. Life under the theocrats in Tibet wasn’t free. It certainly wasn’t tolerant.

It isn’t free or tolerant under the CCP bully boys either.

The Tibetans went from control by theocratic nutters to control by coercive autocrats.

Hard to see a decent future for them.

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Do your homework, sport. Life under the theocrats in Tibet wasn’t free. It certainly wasn’t tolerant.

The problem with this logic is that it directly compares countries with 70 years time difference (Tibet in 1950s before it completely lost independence and China in 2020s).

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@Baradzed

Fair point.

However, I think it is worth pointing to some out that the image of Tibet as a peaceful, contemplative. tolerant place before the CCP thugs turned up isn’t very accurate.

I think the ideal for a 21st century Tibet would be one free of theocratic crackpots and authoritarian thugs.

Unfortunately, neither look remotely possible.

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