The Dalai Lama Essay

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The Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama, this name has been heard on radios and read in newspapers by thousands of people across the world. The 14th Dalai Lama has led a life in exile for almost 43 years since an uprising against the Chinese government happened in Tibet in 1959. He has led a controversial life as a Nobel Peace Price winner and a famous public figure. Dalai Lama has traveled around the world and started to behave and speak like a "politician". Is he just trying to fight for basic human rights in Tibet as what the world thinks, or is he trying to tear Tibet from its motherland-China as the Chinese say?

His Holiness (as Dalai Lama is called by Tibetans), the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, is the head of state and spiritual leader
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This resistance movement spread to other parts of Tibet as well. On March 10th, 1959 the capital of Tibet, Lhasa, exploded with the largest demonstration in Tibetan history, calling on China to leave Tibet and reaffirming Tibet's independence. The Tibetan National Uprising was brutally crushed by the Chinese army. Dalai Lama, as the leader of the resistance, escaped to India where he was given political asylum. Some 80,000 Tibetan refugees followed him into exile. Today, there are more than 120,000 Tibetans in exile. Since 1960, the 14th Dalai Lama has resided in Dharamsala, India, known as "Little Lhasa," the seat of the Tibetan Government-in-exile. In the early years of exile, he appealed to the United Nations on the question of Tibet, resulting in three resolutions adopted by the General Assembly in 1959, 1961, and 1965, calling on China to respect the human rights of Tibetans and their desire for self-determination.

According to Chinese news resources, the 14th Dalai Lama has become a "world-famous person" who behaves and speaks like a "politician." Basically they are saying the 14th Dalai Lama has increasingly become a politician obsessed with the goal of tearing Tibet away from its motherland-China and opposing the Chinese central government. The Chinese think of Tibet as part of China ever since ancient times, so it is just for the Chinese government to have control over Tibet. To them, anyone who tries to separate Tibet from China is

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