Washington: As China protested the assembly between a senior US diplomat and the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala in India, Washington emphasised on the “enduring US support for the Tibetan people” and praised India’s “extraordinary generosity” in supporting the Tibetans’ non secular freedom.
US Ambassador at Giant for Worldwide Non secular Freedom Sam Brownback met the Dalai Lama in Dharmshala on Monday.
Alice G. Wells, Appearing Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of South and Central Asia, in tweets mentioned: “@IRF_Ambassador’s meeting with His Holiness in Dharamsala emphasizes enduring U.S. support for the Tibetan people. India has greatly supported Tibetan religious freedom, and the U.S. stands in deep admiration of India’s extraordinary generosity.”
On the difficulty of a successor to the Dalai Lama, and China’s stand on it, she mentioned: “The Chinese Communist Party claim that Dalai Lama’s succession “must comply with Chinese laws and regulations” is meritless. Tibetan communities, like all religion communities, ought to be capable to choose, educate, & venerate their non secular leaders with out authorities interference. AGW”.
The Chinese language International Ministry, reacting to Brownback’s go to, mentioned on Tuesday: “We urge the US official to cease contacting the Dalai Lama clique, making irresponsible remarks and utilizing Tibet-related points to intrude in China’s inside affairs.
Chinese language International Ministry spokesperson, Geng Shuang mentioned that Brownback’s remarks violated the US’ dedication to recognise Tibet as a part of China and never help aTibet secession’.
On a successor to the Dalai Lama, Geng mentioned the method “ought to observe (Chinese language) nationwide legal guidelines and rules, non secular rituals and historic conventions”.
Brownback, throughout his assembly with the Tibetan religious chief in Dharamsala, mentioned the position of selecting a successor to the Dalai Lama belongs to the Tibetan Buddhist system, the Dalai Lama, and different Tibetan leaders. “It does not belong to anybody else, not any government or any entity”, he’s quoted as saying.
There have been considerations over the well being of the 84-year-old Dalai Lama.
Brownback had additionally referred to as on China to launch the Dalai Lama-appointed Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, whose whereabouts are usually not recognized.
“We call on the (People’s Republic of China) government to release immediately the Tibetan-recognised Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima or share the truth about his fate with the world,” Brownback mentioned.
The Panchen Lama is regarded in Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy as second most essential after the Dalai Lama. China has appointed a six-year-old boy because the Panchen Lama.