China’s use of ‘secrecy, bullying’ needs to change: Dalai Lama



Tokyo: China’s use of ‘secrecy, censorship and bullying’ to silence dissents in the country must come to an end under the rule of the new leader, spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said.

The Dalai Lama said that President-in-waiting Xi Jinping would have ‘no alternative’, but to accept political change over the coming years.

Tokyo: China’s use of ‘secrecy, censorship and bullying’ to silence dissents in the country must come to an end under the rule of the new leader, spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said. The Dalai Lama said that President-in-waiting Xi Jinping would have ‘no alternative’, but to accept political change over the coming years. “Now Hu Jintao era passed. Now Xi Jinping (is) becoming the president. I think there is no alternative except there is some political change,” the Japan Times quoted the Dalai Lama, as saying.

“Hu Jintao started to build harmonious society, stable society. So for stable society, I think gap (between the) rich and (the) poor must be reduced,” he said on the third day of a 12-day stay in Japan.

“Also you need an independent judiciary system, free press, rule of law. These are very, very important. So the goal, harmony, wonderful. Stability, wonderful. But use of secrecy, censorship and bullying . . . there is something wrong in their system. I think to create a genuine harmony... you need openness,” he added.

ANI