Dalai Lama begins trip to Taiwan From Wikinews, the free news source you can write! Sunday, August 30, 2009 Taiwan Other stories from Taiwan 30 August 2009: Dalai Lama begins trip to Taiwan 10 August 2009: 600 people missing after typhoon hits Taiwan 9 August 2009: Typhoon prompts massive evacuations in China 8 August 2009: Philippines hit by Typhoon "Kiko" (Morakot), dozens killed 15 July 2009: 'Invitational Games for the Deaf, Taipei 2008': Review of soccer preliminaries ...More articles here Location of Taiwan To write, edit, start or view other articles on Taiwan, see the Taiwan Portal The Dalai Lama in 2007 Image: Luca Galuzzi. The spiritual leader of Tibet the Dalai Lama, has begun his visit to Taiwan. He has travelled Tibet, , to southern Taiwan to offer condolences to victims of the recent typhoon, Morokot, which was the worst in 50 years. Don't politicize it, that will be no good for anybody The visit has sparked condemnation from China, which regards the Dalai Lama as a rebel seeking independence for Tibet. Taiwan has also asserted their independence from China, against the country's wishes. —Dalai Lama's representative in Taiwan Upon the Dalai Lama's arrival at a Taipei the train station, scuffles broke out between supporters and police, according to the Associated Press. This morning he cancelled a planned international news conference after there was concern over the politicising of his visit. The Dalai Lama's representative in Taiwan was quoted as saying "Don't politicize it, that will be no good for anybody." As he boarded his flight yesterday, the Dalai Lama emphasised his visit was not of a political nature and instead he was invited by the Taiwanese people. He is due to lead a mass prayer for the Buddhist followers on the island.
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