China suffers from moral crisis, corruption and lawlessness, Dalai Lama says

May 14, 2012

(The Dalai Lama (L) is awarded the Templeton Prize during his first visit to St Paul's Cathedral in London May 14, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)

China is beset by a moral crisis, widespread corruption and lawlessness, leading millions of Chinese to seek solace in Buddhism, Tibet’s exiled Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, said on Monday.

The Dalai Lama was in London to receive the $1.7 million Templeton prize for his work affirming the spiritual dimension of life.

Speaking to reporters before the award ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, he said millions of young Chinese were showing an interest in spirituality.

“Look at China now, the moral crisis, corruption – immense,” he said, adding that China had “no proper rule of law”.

A survey two years ago found that 200 million Chinese followed Buddhism, including many who followed Tibetan Buddhism, he said.

“Tibetan Buddhist culture I think (is of) immense benefit to millions of Chinese who are really passing through a difficult period like that,” he said.

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People in the country do not know what to beleive, they have to worry about every subtle aspect in their lives, they are skeptical the food the purchase, the beggers in the streets are mostly organised, civil frauds are so overwelmed, people have the power in the legal system are unimaginable curropted. that can definitely explained why the attitude of the arbitrators are so inferior towards the weak groups, what absurd is that the person who decides the case even shifts the blame to the weak side. Lawyers is not able to bring their talent into full play. Corruption has been devastating the country

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