April 29, 2015
The Dalai Lama has said that one of “the great obstacles to peaceful change in China at present is that the Chinese people have only limited access to reliable and realistic sources of information.” In a message to the10th Interethnic /Interfaith Leadership Conference is taking place in the Washington, DC. Region, he said, “If the Chinese leadership were to adopt more practical and realistic policies, it would be possible for the issues faced by Tibetans, Mongols, Uyghurs, and even the Chinese people themselves, to be addressed in a just manner.” “The Chinese leadership emphasises the need for harmony and stability, but attempting to create these conditions by use of force is counterproductive,” the Dalai Lama added.
Following is the full text of his message read at the conference by Mr. Kaydor Aukatsang, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas, on April 27 morning. The conference, organized by the Initiatives for China, is being held from April 27 to 30, 2015. It is being participated by Chinese, Uyghurs, Mongols, Taiwanese as well as Tibetans from Dharamsala, Taiwan and the United States. Messages from Members of Congress as well as a video message from Sikyong Lobsang Sangay were conveyed to the delegates during the inaugural session.