Dalai Lama’s ‘hell on earth’ comment is unfounded, says Chinese PM

China’s prime minister has issued a vigorous defence of Beijing’s policies in Tibet in response to controversial comments from the Dalai Lama.

14th March, 2009

China’s prime minister has issued a vigorous defence of Beijing’s policies in Tibet in response to controversial comments from the Dalai Lama.

‘‘The peacefulness of Tibet and its ongoing progress have proven that the policies we have adopted are correct,” said Wen Jiabao last Friday.

Wen was responding to remarks made earlier in the week by the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader, who marked the 50th anniversary since...

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