The Dalai Lama known as a peaceful spiritual leader, but the Chinese government thinks he’s a threat. So why is the Dalai Lama exiled from China?
Communist Party Warns Secret Dalai Lama Followers in Its Ranks
“The Chinese Communist Party in central Tibet is aiming to peer into the hearts of its members to hunt down secret worshipers of the Dalai Lama or people who secretly hold religious beliefs.”
Dalai Lama: Tibet Wants Autonomy, Not Independence
“We Tibetans want modernization. Therefore, in order to develop Tibet materially as a modern nation, Tibet must remain within the People’s Republic of China. Provided Chinese give us a full guarantee of preservation of Tibetan culture, Tibetan environment, Tibetan spirituality, then it is of mutual benefit. [Besides] foreign affairs [and] defense [are] all the things which Tibetans can manage by themselves. Tibetans should have the full autonomy.”
Tibet profile – Timeline
“1959 March – Full-scale uprising breaks out in Lhasa. Thousands are said to have died during the suppression of the revolt. The Dalai Lama and most of his ministers flee to northern India, to be followed by some 80,000 other Tibetans.”
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