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China not 'serious' in Tibet immolations probe: Dalai Lama

Published on Nov 12, 2012 12:34 PM
 
The Chinese government is not "seriously" probing the cause of a spate of self-immolations by Tibetans across China, the Dalai Lama said on Monday, Japanese media reported. -- PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (AFP) - The Chinese government is not "seriously" probing the cause of a spate of self-immolations by Tibetans across China, the Dalai Lama said on Monday, Japanese media reported.

"The Chinese government should investigate the cause (of the incidents). China does not look into it seriously and tries to end (the incidents) only by criticising me," Kyodo News reported in Japanese.

The report comes after seven people set themselves on fire in a week as the ruling Communist party meets to appoint new rulers for the next decade.

The Dalai Lama was speaking to reporters in Okinawa, in the south of Japan, the latest leg of a 12-day visit to the country.

 
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