The 14th Dalai Lama urged a “century of peace” Friday in a talk before an estimated 25,000 students and guests at UC San Diego.
He was asked what he knew about reports of human-rights abuses by the Chinese, including Falun Gongpractitioners being killed for their organs.
The Dalai Lama Photo by Chris Stone
San Diego-based Epoch Times reporter Sophia Fang wanted his view on “this crime against humanity” and what “people on the outside could do.”
He said he had heard about this but wanted more research and concrete evidence. “That’s important,” he said.
Epoch Times reporter Fang, who lives in Carmel Valley and has worked for the paper since 2010, was critical of the Dalai Lama.
Fang said the Dalai Lama “has a way to answer questions in front of the public,” but declined to comment on his motive in how he addressed the human-rights issue.
“But I’m … happy that my question has been heard,” she said.