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29 May, 2005

Portrait of Dalai Lama removed to placate Chinese students

Aberdeen University has removed a portrait of the Dalai Lama after receiving complaints from Chinese students attending the Scottish university. According to a web site article, "Pro-Tibet activists are up in arms, and leading campaigner David Lindsey said: 'This is a surrender to the Chinese influence in the university and a betrayal of the Dalai Lama. It shouldn't be happening and we want to put him back in his rightful place.'"

The portait had been placed at the University following a visit by the Dalai Lama in 1993, when he received an honorary degree. In a statement by a university spokesperson, the university stood behind the decision saying "It was brought to the attention of the university authorities that the photograph was a cause of concern and distress to a section of our student community." Nearly 350 Chinese students attend the university.

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