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Dalai Lama: Next Area for Reform in China is Political

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Dalai Lama says China’s new leader will likely embark on political reforms to leave his mark on the nation the way the current leadership has done with economic reforms. Speaking to reporters Monday during a pastoral visit to Japan, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader said China is already reforming its economy. He said the […]

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Two Dalai Lama Envoys Quit to Protest Chinese Posture on Tibet

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two envoys who represented the Dalai Lama in failed talks with China on Tibet issues have resigned to protest Beijing’s unwillingness to consider new autonomy measures for the Himalayan region. The exile Central Tibetan Administration in northern India announced the resignations Monday, saying envoys Lodi Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen left their posts last week. The […]

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China Chastises UK for Hosting Dalai Lama

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media on Wednesday warned of diplomatic retaliation against Britain after Prime Minister David Cameron held a private meeting with the Dalai Lama in London. An editorial in the official Xinhua news agency called the Monday meeting a “dark moment in China-Britain relations” and said it amounted to “blatant interference in China’s domestic affairs.” […]

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Dalai Lama Honored for Spirituality As China Lashes Out

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Dalai Lama is again finding himself the center of attention, coming under attack from Chinese officials while learning he is the winner of a prize worth $1.7 million. Tibetan exiles in New Delhi yelled as they were taken away by police. Thursday’s protest were the latest in a series of demonstrations against a visit […]

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Dalai Lama Questions Wisdom of Self-immolations

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has questioned the wisdom of self-immolation as a means of fighting China’s repression against Buddhist monks. The Dalai Lama told the BBC in an interview Friday that such actions require a lot of courage, but have little effect because the Chinese respond harder. He said courage alone is […]

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China Lashes Out at Dalai Lama’s Visit to Mongolia

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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China says it has lodged a strong protest with neighboring Mongolia over a visit this week by the Dalai Lama. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei announced the protest at a briefing in Beijing Tuesday. He said China has always opposed any country providing the exiled spiritual leader with a platform to advocate independence from […]

Dalai Lama Blames Chinese ‘Cultural Genocide’ for Self-Immolations

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Dalai Lama is blaming hardline Chinese policies, which he describes as “cultural genocide,” for a wave of self-immolations by Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns. A 35-year-old nun set herself on fire Thursday in southwestern Sichuan province, bringing to 11 the number of monks and nuns who have turned to self-immolation in recent months to […]

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Dalai Lama to Make Video Appearance at S. African Celebration

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Dalai Lama will appear by videoconference at celebrations marking Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday, after being denied a visa to enter South Africa. The exiled Tibetan leader will join the festivities on Saturday, via videolink from Dharamsala, India. A South African government official rejected a last minute request by Archbishop Tutu to grant a […]

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Dalai Lama to Make Video Appearance at S. African Celebration

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Dalai Lama will appear by videoconference at celebrations marking Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday, after being denied a visit to enter South Africa. The exiled Tibetan leader will join the festivities on Saturday, via videolink from Dharamsala, India. A South African government official rejected a last minute request by Archbishop Tutu to grant a […]

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South African Official Rejects Tutu’s Request to Grant Dalai Lama Last Minute Visa

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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A South African government official has rejected a last-minute request by Archbishop Desmond Tutu to grant a travel visa to the Dalai Lama, who was scheduled to visit the country for Tutu’s 80th birthday celebrations this week. After months of delays by South African authorities, the Dalai Lama cancelled his trip on Tuesday, saying he […]

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