Dalai Lama Approves of Nobel Pick

October 13th 2010

Narita, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, 13 October 2010 (Kyodo) - The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize went to the "right person" at the "right moment," the Dalai Lama said, adding the move could serve as a "significant contribution for changing China."

During a brief stopover Monday at Narita International Airport en route to the United States, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader criticized the Chinese government for its opposition to awarding the Nobel to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, saying China must change but some "hardliners" are stuck in an "old way of thinking."

The Dalai Lama, who won the peace prize in 1989, said the Chinese government does "not appreciate . . . different opinions at all," and that building an open, transparent society is "the only way to save all people of China."

 

Latest News

Interviewed by Lady Gaga Before Addressing the US Conference of Mayors
June 27th 2016
Indianapolis, IN, USA, 26 June 2016 - On the final day of his current visit to the USA His Holiness the Dalai Lama was invited to give the keynote address to the 84th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors. He was met on arrival at the JW Marriott Hotel by the Conference President, Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

Discussions about Secular Ethics in Education and a Public Talk - Compassion as a Pillar of World Peace
June 26th 2016

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Meets Tibetans from Colorado and New Mexico
June 25th 2016

Eight Verses for Training the Mind and Educating the Heart and Mind
June 24th 2016

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Visits Utah Tibetan Association
June 23rd 2016

Explore