Tibet opposes Dalai Lama’s visit to Taiwan

Beijing, March 7 (IANS) A senior official of the Tibet region on Monday expressed his firm opposition to Dalai Lama’s expected visit to Taiwan.

“We strongly oppose anyone who is in power (in Taiwan) to invite the Dalai Lama to visit the island,” Xinhua quoted Padma Choling, chairman of the standing committee of Tibet’s Congress, as saying.

He made the remarks when asked about the intention of some political figures in Taiwan to invite the Dalai Lama to the island. “Everyone clearly knows what kind of a person the Dalai Lama is,” he said.

“The Dalai Lama must give up his secessionist stance and stop all activities to split the motherland,” said Padma Choling, also a deputy to the National People’s Congress.

“Our attitude is consistent,” he added.

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