Saturday, 22 June 2013

His Holiness Meets Chinese Scholars and Friends in Australia

“Chinese brothers and sisters, I am happy to meet Chinese when I visit different countries and I am happy to meet you here today. Tibetan-Chinese relations are about 2000 years old. Sometimes we have been close, and at other times we have fought each other. For the last 60 years or so we have faced a problem.” said His Holiness while he attended a meeting with Chinese scholars and friends in Adelaide, Australia on 20 June 2013. His Holiness the Dalai Lama was in Australia for the panel discussion as part of Forum 'Happiness and its Causes'.
He recounted the apprehension with which he had gone to China in 1954 and the sense of confidence he felt on his way home in 1955. He reminded his listeners that Tibetans are not seeking separation and independence and informed them that within China many intellectuals and retired officials have expressed support for the Middle Way Approach.

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