(KCEN) -- The Dalai Lama said China has changed over the past three decades and now has to act, "According to the changed reality"
Xi Jinping has taken over China's Communist Party and will become President next March.
Yesterday, the Dalai Lama told reporters that Beijing can no longer remain apart from the rest of the world when it comes to democracy and rule of law.
He believes it is up to the news leadership to act.
He said, "The totalitarian system on this planet is now ending, declining, so, how powerful People's Republic of China, they have to go along with the world. That's democracy, rule of law."
China has labeled the Dalai Lama a separatist and accused him of inciting protests against Chinese rule in Tibet.
The Dalai Lama says he only wants meaningful autonomy for Tibet.