Dalai Lama criticises China's Nobel Peace response

  • AFP, Tokyo
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  • Updated: Oct 11, 2010 14:21 IST

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday criticised China's irate response to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, Kyodo News reported in Tokyo.

Speaking to Kyodo News at Tokyo's Narita airport, the Dalai Lama, who won the same prize in 1989, said the Chinese government does "not appreciate different opinions at all".

He also said building an open, transparent society is "the only way to save all people of China" but that some "hardliners" inside the leadership were stuck in an "old way of thinking," Kyodo said.

He arrived at the airport just outside of Tokyo from Mumbai, India, in transit to the United States, it said.


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