Why is China afraid of the Dalai Lama?
July 15 (Washington Post): Listening to the Dalai Lama’s moderate, sensible advocacy of step-by-step democratization of China, it was impossible not to marvel at the fear that leads Beijing to view this 76-year-old Buddhist leader as such a mortal threat.
“They [Beijing] always say, ‘We have no intention to expand,’ ” Dalai Lama said. “…if everything is transparent and policy is open, there is no need to keep saying that. And if everything is a state secret, then you can 1,000 times deny such intentions, and still no one will believe you.”
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