Lhalu Tsewang Dorje - Biography - Political Stances

Political Stances

He has praised the Chinese government's policies in Tibet and has been strongly critical of the old Tibetan government and of the Dalai Lama. He said in an interview, "I have become disappointed with the Dalai Lama," and "e does not behave like a reincarnated living Buddha but is a stooge of the Westerners."

According to English writer Patrick French, in 1999 he took his distance from the official rhetoric, indicating that he was missing his former friends and that he wished the return of the Dalai Lama: "There is a Tibetan saying: 'Old bird misses forests and old people miss hometown'. I sincerely wish the Fourteenth Dalai Lama will return, in the interests of the motherland, at an early date and join us in socialist construction."

Lhalu's recollections of his life appear in his book, Recalling the Road I Took.

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