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Chinese Ambassador calls Dalai Lama a liar

Posted by jtsmyth8 on March 27, 2008

Simple solution: free tibet

“The Dalai Lama has been telling lies to the world for decades,” Lu Shumin told a group of invited journalists at the Chinese Embassy.

Lu said western media have been hoodwinked by the Dalai Lama. He also claimed that prior to China’s takeover in 1959, Tibet resembled “medieval Europe” and cited a mid-1930s trip to the mountainous enclave by a Nazi official who, Lu said, found much in common with the Tibetan system of governance.

The highly unusual event came as international pressure increases on China to show restraint in dealing with Tibetan demonstrators who are seeking greater freedom from Beijing’s control.

The ambassador showed a lengthy video which he said portrayed violent street demonstrations by Tibetan separatists in the capital of Lhasa that had to be suppressed.

Lu said the violence is a result of the Dalai Lama’s direct influence, adding he didn’t have time to recite all the evidence. (story)

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