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Issue of Tibet Not About Dalai Lama's Person:Dalai Lama's Office
Phayul[Friday, July 18, 2008 07:53]
New York, July 17, 2008 – His Holiness the Dalai Lama reiterated that the issue of Tibet is not about the person of the Dalai Lama but of the six million Tibetans. A press release issued today by the Office of the Dalai Lama said, “…when the Chinese Government made a five-point proposal in 1981 which included that "the Dalai Lama will enjoy the same political status and living conditions as he had before 1959", His Holiness categorically made it clear to the Chinese leadership that the issue at stake was the well-being of six million Tibetans, and he personally had nothing to ask of the Central Chinese government.”

The press release was issued in reaction to recent comments made in news reports by Chinese officials that the issue of Tibet is only about the person of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The press release further said that “His Holiness has stated right from 1969 onwards that even the continuation of the institution of the Dalai Lama is for the Tibetan people to decide.”

“In 1992 His Holiness declared that once we are able to return to Tibet with meaningful autonomy, he will not play any role in the future government of Tibet, let alone seek the Dalai Lama's traditional political position in the government. We would also like to make it clear, especially to our Chinese brothers and sisters that Tibetans, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, do not even dream of restoring the old society that prevailed in Tibet before 1959. As a matter of fact, democracy was introduced in the exile Tibetan community in 1960 through election of representatives to the Assembly of Tibetan People's Deputies (Parliament in exile).”

“Following the resumption of talks with the Chinese government in 2002, His Holiness' envoys have also conveyed at every meeting that the issue is about the well-being of the Tibetan people and not of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.”
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