FM responses to Dalai’s assertion that Chinese hardliners “have no common sense” on the issue of Tibet
March 8, 2017
March 8, 2017 -- Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang’s regular press conference on March 7, 2017
Q: I am with Reuters. I have a question about the Dalai Lama. In an interview with the US comedian John Oliver, the Dalai Lama said that Chinese hardliners "have no common sense" on the issue of Tibet. Do you have a response to this?
A: I have seen the report, on Reuters actually.
The program mentioned in the report is a talk show for entertainment, where the Dalai Lama tried to sound funny and humorous. However, his words are all lies that do not accord with the facts.
You must be clear with the Chinese government's position on Tibet-related issues and comments on the Dalai Lama, so I will not repeat them here. We have said many times that the 14th Dalai Lama is a political exile engaged in anti-China separatist activities under the disguise of religion. Now it seems that he is also an "actor" whose performance can be rather deceptive.