TIBET: His Determined Holiness

For nearly three months since he first crossed over into India after his escape from the Chinese invaders, he had kept silent—but it was not for the want of anything to say. Last week, in the Himalayan foothills, Tibet's fugitive young (24) Dalai Lama finally summoned his first press conference.

The eyes were serene, the lips often smiling, but the words were blunt. "The glorious achievements of Chinese rule in Tibet," he said, were aimed at nothing less than "the extinction of the Tibetan race." In 1951 he had signed an agreement with Peking, but only to save his...

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