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Tibetan self-immolations applauded by Dalai Lama: spokesman

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16:52, March 02, 2012

Zhao Qizheng, spokesman of the Fifth Session of the 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, speaks during a news conference on the CPPCC session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 2, 2012. The Fifth Session of the 11th CPPCC National Committee is scheduled to open in Beijing on March 3. (Xinhua/Wang Shen)

BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhua) -- A series of self-immolations of Tibetan monks were applauded by the Dalai Lama, Zhao Qizheng, spokesman for the annual session of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said here Friday.

Before those unfortunate incidents took place, there were people who forecast the time and places. Some people brought video cameras to film the incidents, and some of them even tried to prevent the rescue efforts, Zhao told reporters at a press conference.

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Sam Teng at 2012-03-03210.195.54.*
Self immolation of Tibetan monks is the most despicable act of self destruction; a crime by any law. The Dalai Lama clique is to be blamed for such incidences because they are the culprits who encouraged such innocent monks to commit self immolation. Worst still, the Dalai Lama clique chose to exploit and encourage the innocent monks to kill themselves to get public attention. Unfortunately it only shows their heinous crimes and disrespect for human lives. Buddhism, including Tibetan Buddhism is against taking another life. More so taking one"s own life. What type of monks are they when they took their own lives? This is ridiculous and a great shame for Buddhism.
timfitz at 2012-03-03166.205.136.*
what a ridiculous claim to make. It clearly understands you have no understanding of what a Buddhist of this man"s stature is
Lao Tzu at 2012-03-03188.28.107.*
what disgusting untrue lies you tell..mr q..
Lao Tzu at 2012-03-03188.28.107.*
mr qizheng needs some reality checking..
wende at 2012-03-0271.255.93.*
These findings should be broadcasted in all China's media including those in foreign languages. Dalai claimed he did not encourage the immolations. As it happened during Vietnam war, I believe Buddhists have this kind of belief that immolation can be used to express themselves.
  

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