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China collecting Dalai Lama blood samples

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, gestures with both palms and fingers joined in one at an event in Udine, Italy last Tuesday.

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Chinese agencies are secretly collecting samples of the Dalai Lama’s blood, urine and hair and are stepping up efforts to harm him, the Central Tibetan Administration said.

Citing “a variety of threats” to the spiritual leader’s life, the government-in-exile accused China of “making concrete plans to harm His Holiness by employing well-trained agents, particularly females.”

“Chinese intelligence agencies have stepped up their efforts to collect intelligence on the status of His Holiness’ health, as well as collecting physical samples of his blood, urine and hair,” it said in a statement.

“It is also learnt that they are exploring the possibility of harming him by using ultra-modern and highly sophisticated drugs and poisonous chemicals.” Dongchung Ngodup, minister of security, told AFP the government was informed about these threats by sources inside Tibet.

Earlier this month the Dalai Lama told Britain’s Sunday Telegraph that he had been informed of a plot to assassinate him, using Tibetan women posing as devotees seeking his blessing.

In the interview, the Dalai Lama said he was told the Tibetan women would be wearing poisonous scarves and have poisonous hair. “They were supposed to seek blessing from me, and my hand touch,” he said. But he added that there was “no possibility to crosscheck, so I don’t know.”









1. step up v. phr.

加緊努力 (jia1 jin3 nu3 li4)

例: You should step up efforts in preparation for the exam. Stop procrastinating.


2. well-trained adj.

訓練有素的 (xun4 lian4 you3 su4 de5)

例: She is a well-trained nanny.


3. assassinate v.

暗殺 (an4 sha1)

例: Four US presidents were assassinated while in office.


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