onsdag 4. januar 2017

Mongolia, With Deep Ties to Dalai Lama, Turns From Him Toward China

Mongolia, whose rulers played a role in establishing the Dalai Lamacenturies ago, no longer welcomes him. Remarks by its foreign minister this past month were the latest sign that another country had withered under pressure from China over the contentious issue of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader. The minister, Tsend Munkh-Orgil, told the Onoodor newspaper that the government “feels sorry” for allowing the Dalai Lama to visit Mongolia in November and that the Dalai Lama “probably won’t be visiting Mongolia again during this administration,” according to Bloomberg News. The Foreign Ministry confirmed the remarks, according to The Associated Press. Read more