Category Archives: News

  • Dalai Lama: Thoughts on environment, internal and external

    The Dalai Lama began his four-day visit to Portland on Thursday with two sold-out events at the University of Portland, sharing a childhood memory, and listening intently to other religious perspectives on the environment. ...

  • Exiled Tibet PM “not challenging” China Communists

    The leader of Tibet's exiled government said he would accept the Chinese Communist Party's rule in the territory, assuring Beijing it faced no threat to its sovereignty if it eases its grip. ...

  • Dalai Lama urges respect for non-religious

    The Dalai Lama on Tuesday called for the teaching of secular values in education, saying that it was critical for the world to respect all religions -- as well as the right not to believe. ...

  • Tibetan leader asks US to engage China in talks

    Tibetan Prime Minister-in-Exile Lobsang Sangay Tuesday appealed to the United States to engage China to restart a dialogue on the Tibet issue, even as 117 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in four years. ...

  • China wants “concrete measures” from Britain over Cameron’s Dalai Lama meeting

    Chinese officials are hinting that they want to secure a face-saving apology from Downing Street after David Cameron's meeting with the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama last year. ...

  • Ladakh stand-off ends as China agrees to pull out troops

    Chinese troops have decided to withdraw from Indian territory in Depsang plains in northern Ladakh paving the way for complementary visits by India Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. ...

  • Writers press China on media freedom

    Some 200 leading writers appealed Friday to China to respect freedom of expression and free jailed authors, describing the country's strict censorship as a stain on a vibrant culture. ...

  • Lobsang Tenzin freed in critical condition after 25 years

    Lobsang Tenzin, one of the longest-serving political prisoners in Tibet, was released last week, and he is said to be in critical health condition, according to an exile Tibetan group. ...

  • New Zealand’s Dunedin Mayor regrets Dalai Lama comments

    New Zealand's Dunedin city Mayor Dave Cull has apologised for his slight against the Dalai Lama, but will not explain an email exchange that may shed light on his decision to sidestep the spiritual leader's visit. ...

  • China officials holding secret sauna parties: state media

    Chinese officials have been holding secret sauna parties and hiding their alcohol in plastic water bottles as they seek to get around a crackdown on extravagance, state media reported Wednesday. ...