Chinese media continue attacks on Dalai Lama despite talks offer
Despite an announcement by Beijing that it was willing to meet with representatives of the Dalai Lama, Chinese state media continued their attacks on the exiled Tibetan leader Saturday, reported the dpa.
The "Dalai clique" was doing everything possible to undermine Tibet's stability and development, the Communist Party mouthpiece, the People's Daily, wrote.
Beijing's talks offer has been broadly welcomed by the international community, but Tibetan activists are sceptical and have asked that the pressure on China be maintained.
The People's Daily accused the Dalai Lama and his supporters of being behind massive riots in the Tibetan capital Lhasa on March 14 in which the Chinese government says 19 people died.
The lengthy article appeared on the same website on which Beijing offered Friday in a brief report from the official Xinhua news agency to take up talks with the Tibetan leadership "in the coming days."