China rejects Dalai Lama assassinate plot claim
Monday 14 May 2012
China has accused the Dalai Lama of being deceitful after he reportedly alleged that Chinese agents trained Tibetan women to assassinate him by planting poison in their hair for him to touch during blessings.
After the Tibetan spiritual leader's allegations were reported in the Sunday Telegraph, the Chinese foreign ministry said the accusation was not worth refuting.
It added today that the Dalai Lama generally spreads false information.
A spokesman said: "The Dalai always wears religious clothes while carrying out anti-China separatist activities in the global community, spreading false information and deceiving the public."
Nationalistic Chinese tabloid the Global Times has poured further scorn on the allegations in a commentary, saying that if China wanted to kill the Dalai Lama, it could have done so any time without waiting until he was 76 years old.
The Tibetan Buddhist leader told the Sunday Telegraph that he had been warned that the Chinese government was training female Tibetan agents to put poison in their hair or scarves and to seek his blessings or touch his hand.
Hundreds of thousands of people go on pilgrimages each year to the northern Indian town of Dharmsala, where the Dalai Lama lives under tight security.
Huge crowds surround him during his travels abroad. The Tibetan leader usually places his hand over the heads of devotees seeking his blessing.
He told the newspaper he might end up being the last Dalai Lama because of Chinese interference in finding his reincarnation after his death.
- 1 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 2 Licence fee: What is the BBC charge – and how will the changes affect you?
- 3 This is what the photographer has to say about the picture of a weasel riding a woodpecker
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
Bill Clinton portrait features Monica Lewinsky reference, artist admits
Japanese island overrun with cats after population explodes
Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
Pornhub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
£16000 - £46000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity to join ...
£9 - £13 per hour: Recruitment Genius: This is a great opportunity to join a s...
£25000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Have you got a proven track rec...
£15000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a great opportunity for...