China: Dalai Lama is 'deceiving world'

2012-05-15 13:09

Beijing - China has accused the Dalai Lama of "deceiving the world" and "spreading false information" after Tibet's exiled spiritual leader said he was warned of a plot by Chinese agents to assassinate him.

The Buddhist monk made the allegation in an interview with Britain's Sunday Telegraph, saying he had been told that agents were planning to poison him using Tibetan women posing as devotees seeking his blessing.

"The Dalai Lama always engages in anti-China splittist activities globally wearing his religious cloak, spreading false information, deceiving the world and confusing the public," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said.

"His most recent statement is not even worth refuting," he told reporters Monday.

Hair and scarf 'poisoned'

Beijing routinely accuses the Dalai Lama of seeking to split Tibet from the rest of China - a claim the Nobel Peace Prize laureate denies, saying he only seeks greater autonomy for the Himalayan region.

Many Tibetans in China complain of political and religious persecution under Chinese rule - which Beijing denies - and this resentment has been blamed for a spate of self-immolations in Tibetan-inhabited areas since last year.

In his interview with the Sunday Telegraph, the Dalai Lama said he was told the Tibetan women supposedly trying to kill him would have their "hair poisoned and their scarf poisoned".

"They were supposed to seek blessing from me, and my hand touch," he said, adding on a visit to London on Monday that there was "no possibility to cross-check, so I don't know".

The Dalai Lama met with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, before receiving a £1.1m prize honouring his efforts to encourage "serious scientific investigative reviews of the power of compassion". He said he would donate the Templeton Prize to charity.

  • Henry - 2012-05-15 13:30

    Chinese imperialists scumbags

  • kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-05-15 13:45

    Can I be the first to tell his tjomma Tutu?

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-15 13:49

    moenie te veel oor hulle hare en scarfes worry mr Lama- hulle sal self ook daai gif inkry. Maar dat jy dalk bedreig word sal ek nie misken nie

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-15 14:18

    Seldom agree with the Chinese regime, but the Dalai-Lama is deceiving the world---No doubt about this !!!! In EVERY single place in the world he visits, he causes trouble. He is NOT a man of peace !!!!

  • Jacques - 2012-05-15 14:23

    OK China and your export of prisoners to Africa in deals for mines vs roads and palaces is not deceitfull i suppose. Over a couple of weeks more than 10 000 Chinese arive in Ghana. You tried to build a bridge between Freetown (Sierra Leon) Airport and City under condition you would own it to supposably free traffic but in actual fact it would block the netrance to the port. In Tanzania your Citizens has been found with there heads choped of in Dar Es Salaam linked to the Chinese Mafia and massive corruption deals. Come on China you are the peole adding melamine to food to mimic protein via light spectrometors causing death to children and Pets. Your cheap imports of goods which last a week beofre it breaks is money being fiktered out of Africa. Your mining opperations is aimed on a five year plan to extract the maximum money leving the land barren. You create farms in Africa nit to feed Africa but to export to China when people on he farms and around hem are dying of hunger. I rather listen to the Dali Lama thank you

      Jacques - 2012-05-15 14:24

      Maybe China you could next teach me how to spell :)

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