China Warns Dalai Lama Over Comments on Self-Immolations

The exiled Tibetan leader said that China was not taking the protests seriously


China has criticised Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, over comments he reportedly made on a spate of self-immolations by ethnic Tibetans.

Speaking in Japan, the Dalai Lama was quoted saying China was not "seriously" looking at the causes of the protests and focusing on blaming him instead.

China's foreign ministry accused him of "glorifying" the self-immolations.