China cracks ‘series’ of conspiracies linked to Dalai Lama
BEIJING: China has cracked “a series” of conspiracies by supporters of Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in the past five years, state media reported Sunday, citing a local official.
“We took timely, forceful and resolute measures in the past five years to crack a series of conspiracies by the Dalai Lama clique,” Xinhua news agency said, quoting Ragdi, a Tibetan-born vice chairman of China’s parliament. In doing so, “Tibet battered the rampant acts of the secessionist forces and maintained social stability in the region,” Xinhua said, citing Ragdi, who like many Tibetans has only one name. Ragdi did not elaborate on the conspiracies or the measures taken to curb them, according to Xinhua.
He was speaking on the sidelines of the annual full session of China’s parliament, the National People’ Congress. China sent troops into Tibet in 1950 and officially “liberated” it a year later. The Dalai Lama later fled to India in 1959 after a failed uprising and established a government-in-exile in Dharamsala. He and his followers have been at odds with the government in Beijing ever since. afp