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Dalai Lama says expects China political reform under Xi

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (L) jokes as he pulls the ears of an photographer after a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. China's leader in-waiting, Xi Jinping, will have no choice but to embark on political reforms to leave a lasting mark the way the current leadership has done with economic reforms, exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Monday. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (L) jokes as he pulls the ears of an photographer after a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. China's leader in-waiting, Xi Jinping, will have no choice but to embark on political...more

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (L) jokes as he pulls the ears of an photographer after a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. China's leader in-waiting, Xi Jinping, will have no choice but to embark on political reforms to leave a lasting mark the way the current leadership has done with economic reforms, exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Monday. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is pictured through a laced cloth as he speaks at a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is pictured through a laced cloth as he speaks at a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is pictured through a laced cloth as he speaks at a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gestures during a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. The Dalai Lama said on Monday that the next avenue of reform for China should be political. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gestures during a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. The Dalai Lama said on Monday that the next avenue of reform for China should be political. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gestures during a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. The Dalai Lama said on Monday that the next avenue of reform for China should be political. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks at a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks at a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks at a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks at a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. The Dalai Lama said on Monday that the next avenue of reform for China should be political. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks at a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. The Dalai Lama said on Monday that the next avenue of reform for China should be political. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks at a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. The Dalai Lama said on Monday that the next avenue of reform for China should be political. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (C) speaks with reporters after a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. The Dalai Lama said on Monday that the next avenue of reform for China should be political. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (C) speaks with reporters after a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. The Dalai Lama said on Monday that the next avenue of reform for China should be political. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (C) speaks with reporters after a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. The Dalai Lama said on Monday that the next avenue of reform for China should be political. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks at a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. The Dalai Lama said on Monday that the next avenue of reform for China should be political. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks at a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. The Dalai Lama said on Monday that the next avenue of reform for China should be political. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks at a news conference in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 5, 2012. The Dalai Lama said on Monday that the next avenue of reform for China should be political. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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