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The Dalai Lama is the spiritual head of Buddhism in Tibet, which China regards as its western province. More importantly for this issue, the Dalai Lama has become a symbol of claims for Tibetan independence, which the Chinese government naturally resists. The Dalai Lama has recently said that he no longer wants independence for Tibet and merely wants to negotiate a level of autonomy for Tibet, within sovereign China. He has also said that he sees economic benefits for the Tibetan people being citizens of China. However, the Chinese government remains suspicious of his real intentions and refuses to negotiate with him.

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Why does the Dalai Lama live India?

The Dalai Lama used to live in China, but the People`s Republic of China forced the Dalai Lama into Exile, therefore making him live in India.

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Tibet is not at war with China. The Dalai Lama is engaged in a non-violent protest about the Chinese annexation of Tibet. At this time there is no indication that China will withdraw from Tibet.

Why does China dislike the Dalai Lama?

The Dalai Lama, along with millions of people inside and outside Tibet believes that Tibet is not just a province of China. Tibet is believed to be an autonomous country which was invaded by China. China asserts that Tibet is only an "autonomous region" of China. Beijing dislikes the Dalai Lama because he has the moral authority to convince many, many people that the Chinese version of history is not truthful.

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If you consider "Don't like him" a connection, yes there is. China invaded Tibet in the early years of the Dalai Lam's life. He was forced to flee to ndia. China since that time has worked against Tibet's traditional culture and spent a great deal of time denouncing any government that interacts positively with the Delia Lama.

Why did the Dalai Lama get exiled?

The Dalai Lama escaped persecution when China invaded his country, annexing it permanently. His followers begged him to go into exile in a safe country.

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