Dali Lama made an honorary citizen of Paris


French capital honours Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama has been made an honorary citizen of Paris, as anti-French protests continue in China.

Paris city council voted to bestow the symbolic title on the Tibetan spiritual leader, whom Mayor Bertrand Delanoe called “a champion of peace”.

The move was opposed by the party of President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has been trying to ease tense ties with Beijing.

Chinese protesters have been picketing French supermarket Carrefour, accusing it of supporting the Dalai Lama.

Beijing accuses the Dalai Lama of inciting unrest in Tibet - claims he has denied.

Chinese officials are launching a two-month “patriotic education” in Tibet, in which Communist Party officials and local people will gather to denounce the spiritual leader.

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