Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Sunday, 12.21.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1
 2  3  4  5  6  7  8
 9  10  11  12  13  14  15
 16  17  18  19  20  21  22
 23  24  25  26  27  28  29
 30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Mar 11,2008
Dalai Lama backs Olympics, more freedom
by UPI

DHARAMSHALA, India - The Dalai Lama, in exile in India, says let the Olympic Games begin, despite questions about human rights in China.

It had been thought by some that the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader would oppose the Summer Olympics in Beijing because of China's sway over Tibet and reported human rights abuses in the communist country. However, in a statement issued Monday on the International Campaign for Tibet's Web site, the Dalai Lama expressed his desire to see the athletic competition take place, while advocating for greater freedoms.

"Since such international sporting events, and especially the Olympics, uphold the principles of freedom of speech, freedom of expression, equality and friendship, China should prove herself a good host by providing these freedoms," he said, while reminding the international community it is important to work toward positive changes in China after the competition as well.

Speaking from exile in India, he said several rounds of talks his envoys have held with Chinese leaders, while clearing some Chinese doubts, have produced "no concrete result at all" on fundamental issues.

"These are major obstacles the Chinese government deliberately puts in the way of its policy of unifying nationalities which discriminate between the Tibetan and Chinese peoples," said the Dalai Lama, whose comments came on the 49th anniversary of the Tibetan national uprising.

© 2008 United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

587 times read

Related news
China accuses Dalai Lama of ruining Tibet by UPI posted on Apr 04,2008

Exiled Tibetans march in protest of China by UPI posted on Mar 10,2008

HRW asks for release of Tibetans by UPI posted on Mar 14,2008

China attacks EU statement by UPI posted on Mar 31,2008

China under growing pressure over Tibet by UPI posted on Mar 21,2008

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 4.88Rating: 4.88Rating: 4.88Rating: 4.88Rating: 4.88 (total 17 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?