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"I am not in favor of separation. Tibet is a part of the People's Republic of China."
THE DALAI LAMA, in an interview with the South China Morning Post, in which he argued that he should be allowed to return to Tibet

"If the Dalai Lama wants to really improve relations with China, he must ... give up any claim of the independence of Tibet."
LIU JIANCHAO, spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, saying that Beijing's position on the Dalai Lama remains unchanged despite his recent concessions

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