Penpa Tsering said India needed to speak out clearly on issues such as China’s interference in choosing the Dalai Lama’s successor and Beijing’s belligerence
NEW DELHI: Democratic nations should work with China’s “internal” pro-democracy forces such as Tibetans, Uyghurs and Hong Kong residents to bring about positive changes in the country, the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile has said.
Penpa Tsering, the democratically elected Sikyong or chief of the Central Tibetan Administration, also said India needed to speak out clearly on issues such as China’s interference in choosing the successor to the Dalai Lama and Beijing’s belligerence across the region.
“Nobody wants anarchy in China because it is the second largest economy… So, if you don’t want anarchy, then you need positive change in China, and the only way that can come about is through implosion. Nobody is going to attack them from outside,” Tsering said on the margins of an event organised by Tibetan groups in New Delhi on Tuesday evening.
“So, pro-democracy movements in China – Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongols, even Hong Kong residents – we are the internal forces. There has to be a union of internal and external forces to bring about positive change,” he said.
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