A lawyer graduated from Harvard University, Lobsang Sanjay, 43, was sworn in as prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile based in Dharamsala, northern India city. Sanjay was chosen by the expatriate community in March and after Tenzin Gyatso, the current Dalai Lama, announced his retirement as the highest political authority, however, he will remain as the main spiritual guide.
“We are ready to negotiate with the government in Beijing at any time, anywhere,” Sanjay said during the inauguration ceremony Sanjay has said that his community’s struggle is not against the people of China or the country, but “against the hard regime’s policies in Tibet who deny freedom, justice, dignity and identity of Tibetans.” He noted that “Tibet is not socialism, colonialism. The Chinese government in Tibet is unfair and indefensible.” Sanjay, who was blessed by the Dalai after the ceremony,has also vowed to continue the project of a secular and democratic society.
China does not recognize the authority of Lobsang Sanjay in exile.
Source: El País