Tibetan says Buddhism could help China

UPI, July 18, 2005

Hong Kong, China -- Buddhism could play a role in bringing harmony to Chinese society, a top Tibetan official said in Hong Kong Monday.

The vast majority of Tibetans are Buddhist followers ... (they) are supposed to be benevolent and do good deeds. There is a role for Buddhism to play in creating a harmonious society, Qiangba Puncog, chairman of the Tibetan Autonomous Regional Government, told a news conference.

China is conducting a nationwide campaign to promote a harmonious society in an effort to curb growing conflicts between the country's haves and have-nots.

Asked what role the Dalai Lama could play if he accepts the one-China policy and returns to Tibet, Qiangba said: The condition is absolutely not ripe and should not be put on the agenda. Unless he gives up his efforts to split China there is no need to talk of his role in China.

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