Greg Sheridan, Foreign Editor | The Australian: THERE is one Asian national leader who has absolutely no problem with Kevin Rudd’s preoccupation with China, nor the nature of Australian policy towards Beijing.
Paradoxically, that leader is His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, spiritual and in effect national leader of the six million Tibetans who live in China (in Tibet) and the many others who live outside.
I sat down for a long discussion with the Dalai Lama yesterday, his only one-on-one newspaper interview during this visit. He strongly endorsed the Rudd Government’s approach to China, specifically the Prime Minister’s performance in criticising China’s human rights behaviour in Tibet while he was in China.
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