Dalai Lama warns against China containment


“It is absolutely wrong to isolate China and also contain China. It’s wrong, morally also wrong,” the Dalai Lama told the Australian National Press Club…China must be brought into the mainstream of the world community, and now fortunately China themselves want to join the world community. Most welcome. Very good”.
-H.H. Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama warned major nations on Tuesday not to try to contain China’s economic and military rise, and urged countries like Australia to use their trading clout to pressure Beijing on human rights.

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2 thoughts on “Dalai Lama warns against China containment

  1. Anonymous

    I donot think anyone is thinking of isolating China. China’s ties with the rest of the world is so deeply entrenched that such moves cannot be taken but conditionality in terms of trade and human rights to be maintained is very important. No matter what country you are, I think the rest of the world needs to be concerned of its rise be it in terms of economic or military. The recent increase in Chinese military is scary. I think it is in everyone’s interest to contain power mongers.

    The assumption is always that China will change. But it will not change with sweet words. TRUTH BE TOLD.

  2. Jigme32

    I think the Dalai Lama when stating its wrong to isolate China meant isolate from talks and ties.

    ex: “The United States, Japan and Australia have said their growing defense ties are not aimed at containing China, even though India last month joined the three in security talks”

    But economically refering to containment.

    I don’t think its fair or accurate to refer to conditional trade with China as containment because the aim is improve human rights not contain China economically. Conditional trade with China is morally responsible trade.

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