Tibet can be in China if Beijing recognises our culture, says Dalai Lama


New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said that Tibet can remain in China, only if Beijing recognised and respected the region`s distinct culture and autonomy.

Speaking at a lecture on `Role of Ethics and Culture in Promoting Global Peace and Harmony` here, organised by Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and Antar-Rashtriya Sahyog Parishad, the Dalai Lama said, “Historically and culturally, Tibet has been independent. China took control of Tibet in 1950 in what it called a `peaceful liberation`. So, as long as the Constitution of China recognises our culture and Tibetan autonomous region`s special history, it (Tibet) can remain there.”

The event was being held to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 82-year-old Tibetan spiritual icon`s exile to India.