Wednesday, March 19, 2008
CHINESE PREMIER SAYS WILLING TO TALK
ritish Prime Minister Gordon Brown says he will meet with Dalai Lama when he takes a scheduled trip to London in May. Brown also says:
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Wednesday that he is prepared to hold discussions on Tibet with the Dalai Lama, Brown said...Meanwhile, China state media denounced Dalai Lama as a "wolf in monk's robes."
"The premier told me that, subject to two things that the Dalai Lama has already said — that he does not support the total independence of Tibet, and that he renounces violence — that he would be prepared to enter into dialogue with the Dalai Lama," Brown said.
"The most important thing at the moment is to bring an end to the violence, reconciliation, and to see legitimate talks taking place between those people and China," Brown added.
"The Dalai is a wolf in monk's robes, a devil with a human face but the heart of a beast," Zhang Qingli was quoted in the Tibet Daily as saying at a meeting of the Tibet government.The legendary Chinese democracy activist, Wei Jingsheng ...
"We are now engaged in a fierce blood-and-fire battle with the Dalai clique, a life-and-death battle between us and the enemy," Zhang said.
("...a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, lives in exile in Washington. He was first arrested in China in 1979 for his activities with the "Democracy Wall" movement and was released in 1993 nine days before the International Olympic Committee voted on Beijing's bid for the 2000 Games. He was arrested in March 1994 for "plotting against the state" and released in 1997.")... in Washington Post today. China's True Face.