DHARAMSALA, Dec 9: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama in an interview with news agency, Press Trust of India (PTI), has said that closer relations between India, Japan and the United States, who believe in the ideals of democracy, are very important.
“I often will be telling, in Asia, India is the most populated democratic country, which is very stable. Then Japan, the most industrialised and democratic Asian nation, and then America is the leading nation of free world,” he told PTI in the interview.
“Some unique close relations between three countries (India, Japan and America) are very important. Russia (is) difficult to predict,” His Holiness added.
Calling Russia unpredictable and China, a totalitarian country, the Tibetan spiritual leader said he admires America not for its military and nuclear power but for its tradition of liberty, democracy and equality.
“I admire not the American military and nuclear power. I admire American tradition of liberty, democracy and equality. China is a great nation and Chinese people are great. We really respect them and they are hard working, but the system today is totalitarian in nature,” the Tibetan leader said, adding “Sometimes I feel, People’s Republic is fooling people. So, no longer is it People’s Republic.”