Dalai Lama begins trip to Taiwan
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Sunday, August 30, 2009
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The spiritual leader of Tibet
to southern Taiwan to offer condolences to victims of the recent typhoon, Morokot, which
was the worst in 50 years.
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The Dalai Lama in 2007
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Taiwan. He has travelled
Don't politicize it,
that will be no
good for anybody
The visit has sparked condemnation from China, which regards
the Dalai Lama as a rebel seeking independence for Tibet.
Taiwan has also asserted their independence from China, against
the country's wishes.
Upon the Dalai Lama's arrival at a Taipei the train station, scuffles broke out between
supporters and police, according to the Associated Press. This morning he cancelled a planned
international news conference after there was concern over the politicising of his visit. The
Dalai Lama's representative in Taiwan was quoted as saying "Don't politicize it, that will be
no good for anybody."
As he boarded his flight yesterday, the Dalai Lama emphasised his visit was not of a political
nature and instead he was invited by the Taiwanese people. He is due to lead a mass prayer
for the Buddhist followers on the island.
—Dalai Lama's representative in