BEIJING, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland
said Thursday it "resolutely opposes" the proposed visit of the Dalai Lama to
Taiwan "in whatever form and capacity."
"The Dalai Lama is not a pure religious figure," said
a spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office.
"Under the pretext of religion, he has all along been
engaged in separatist activities," the spokesman said.
Seven mayors and county chiefs from Taiwan's
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Wednesday invited the Dalai Lama to visit the
"When people from all sectors on the mainland are
lending a hand to help Taiwan reconstruct and overcome the typhoon disaster
quickly, some DPP members have taken the chance to plot the Dalai Lama's visit
to Taiwan," he said.
"Obviously this is not for the sake of disaster
relief. It's an attempt to sabotage the hard-earned good situation in
cross-Strait relations," he said.
The scheme would be opposed by compatriots both on
the mainland and in Taiwan, he said.
Morakot, the worst typhoon that hit the island in 50
years, had claimed at least 461 lives and left 192 missing and 46 injured as of
Tuesday, according to Taiwan's disaster response authorities.
Is Dalai Lama's "gov't-in-exile"
BEIJING, Aug. 19 -- Samdhong Rinpoche's recent remarks
that the "Tibetan government-in-exile" is a secular one are ridiculous and fully
expose the Dalai Lama clique's attempt to conceal its nature as a
To avert possible censures, the chief Buddha of the
so-called "government-in-exile," defended his stance in an interview with
Deutsche Welle, a German international broadcaster on Aug. 12, by arguing that
his "government" is independent of religious intervention in its process of
administration despite it being a combined spiritual and political rule. Full story
Article exposes ill intention of Dalai
Lama's sabotage of ethnic relations
BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- A signed article Tuesday
accused the Dalai Lama of using ungrounded and self-contradictory argument to
comment on and damage the relations between the Han and Tibetan people.
The article's author, Zhang Yun, an expert with the China
Tibetology Research Center in Beijing, said the Dalai Lama used his "adept
presentation skill and fluent English" to make speeches worldwide, but many of
his words relating to the Tibet issue was self-contradictory. Full story
Dalai Lama's "democratic leadership"
LHASA, July 5 (Xinhua) -- The Dalai Lama's recent call for
Tibetans to "embrace the democratic system of electing a leader" is totally
ridiculous, a living Buddha of Tibetan Buddhism said Sunday.
"It is totally against the tradition and convention of the
Tibetan Buddhism, where the incarnation of the Dalai Lama should be decided
according to a set of fixed procedures," Shingtsa Tenzinchodrak, a living Buddha
of the Kagyu sect, told a group of visiting reporters in Lhasa, capital of Tibet
autonomous region. Full story