lobsang sangay: tibet as a buffer between india -china





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Published on Jun 28, 2011

Interview with Tibetan Prime Minister Elect Lobsang Sangay

Jyoti Kamal: Will an autonomous Tibet help safeguard India?

Lobsang Sangay: I am sure it will lessen the suspicion from each other from India and Chinese point of view because at the moment they are right next to each other and with Tibet as a troublesome area and Chinese are quite suspicious of the Tibetan people so that's why there is always lingering suspicion and potential danger for misinterpretations and potential threat so if Tibetans are granted autonomy it might lessen suspicion and fear on the part of Chinese government and it might lessen the border issues with India as well.

Jyoti Kamal: The Dalai Lama has been a great ambassador of the Tibetan movement in terms of making the world aware of it ...but the world's interest in Tibet is it a platonic relationship or is it some kind of a card being used to quell a rising china they are fearful of? Is the Tibetan situation a card being played by the world's governments?

Lobsang Sangay: we want to see the Tibet issue as a matter of justice as a matter of right and wrong as a matter of fair and unfair as a matter of human rights or lack of human rights that is what we see and that is how we want the world to see and support us accordingly.

Jyoti Kamal: But the world refuses to kind of support in such a matter that does it raise any doubt in the minds of Tibetans that it is not a platonic relationship there's something more to it...?

Lobsang Sangay: well ultimately it depends on the Tibetan people...you know. I have left America, I have left Harvard university, I have left my job for the time being my family because first of all we have to believe in ourselves and we have to believe in the Tibetan spirit and the Tibetan pursuit for freedom and once we have that as a foundation then the world's support whether it is platonic or card will you know will be a supporting role nonetheless so as along as we have our Tibetan spirit and belief in ourselves I think we will do fine.



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