Feb. 13 (IANS): His Holiness the Dalai Lama said he is not seeking a ‘greater Tibet’ as alleged by China and reiterated that he cannot forsake responsibility towards finding a lasting solution to the issue.
‘We have never demanded “greater Tibet”. China calls Tibet “Xizang”. The Tibetan people living in exile, totaling around 6 million, came from different parts of Tibet, including Kham and Amdo provinces.
‘But the Chinese government still calls Tibet as Xizang, which means the western side. If Xizang is considered as the only part of Tibet, then I would cease to be a Tibetan because Kham and Amdo are not within this region,’ His Holiness noted.
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