Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dalai Lama Voices Support for Uighurs

The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, voiced his support on Wednesday for Uighurs, an ethnic minority in China’s troubled Xinjiang Province, risking further worsening his fraught relations with Beijing. In an address in Dharamsala, India, observing 51 years since he fled Tibet after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, the Dalai Lama referred to Xinjiang as East Turkestan, the name given to it by pro-independence exiles.


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