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2008-07-03 06:00:39

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) - Du Qinglin, head of the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee, met with private representatives of the 14th Dalai Lama in Beijing recently, the department said Thursday. Du, also vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), told the two representatives Lodi Gyari and...

2008-07-01 15:00:15

BEIJING _ Chinese and Tibetan envoys on Tuesday began their first formal talks since bloody protests swept Tibetan areas of western China three months ago, in a dialogue that may affect the Olympic Games here next month. China kept largely silent about the two-day talks, declining to outline the issues to be discussed or even the venue. Samdhong Rinpoche, the prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile in India, said in a telephone interview that the two sides began negotiations...

2008-06-29 12:00:58

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Central Authorities To Meet Dalai's Representatives in Early July"] BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) - The authorities announced Sunday that relevant central government departments will meet personal representatives of the Dalai Lama at his request in early July. The central authorities have kept a constant and clear policy towards the Dalai Lama, a government spokesman said. "Our door is always open...

2008-06-22 12:00:26

Tibet's capital was under tight security on Friday as it readied to host the Olympic Games torch in a concerted display of China's hold over the restive region. As a group of foreign journalists arrived in Lhasa to observe the relay, the police stood on guard every 200 meters, or about 650 feet. Trucks full of troops and the riot police could also be seen. Slogans on billboards and village walls both welcomed the Olympics and urged locals not to cause trouble for the torch relay that...

2008-06-21 21:00:09

"Buddha Wild Monk in a Hut," Directed and Narrated by Anna Wilding, is launching the Film Center Cinemacafe Buddhist Film Series in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 6, 8, 10, 2008. Spokesperson and Program Director for the Film Center Cinemacafe stated, "We are proud to be showing this beautiful and moving film and praise the filmmakers for their incredible work." Director Anna Wilding said that she is "honored Buddha is screening in Santa Fe. My film is a joyous and an apolitical film....

2008-06-21 12:00:12

I find Calvin Jones's letter about the "Dalai Obama" (Readers' Forum, June 20) to be extremely offensive. The Dalai Lama is a major force for world peace and is an example we should follow. I am sad Mr. Jones thinks otherwise. Truman L. Washburn Salt Lake City (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

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2008-04-26 16:20:00

The Dalai Lama said Saturday he welcomed China's offer to hold talks with his envoy but cautioned it would be meaningless to meet if Beijing was not serious about trying to solve the problems that caused recent unrest in Tibet. But just as it appeared China was reaching out to the Tibetan spiritual leader, Beijing's state media on Saturday blamed him for the deadly violence in the Tibetan capital that threatens to overshadow this summer's Olympics. The Dalai Lama, who lives in exile here in...

2006-10-25 21:00:35

TEANECK, N.J., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co., Ltd., today announces the completion of Eisai's acquisition of four oncology-related products from Ligand Pharmaceuticals. The companies were advised that the 30-day waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) act was terminated early by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In the agreement, Eisai Co., Ltd. and Eisai Inc. obtained exclusive global rights to ONTAK(R)...

2006-08-30 00:52:20

BEIJING (Reuters) - Time is running out to reach an agreement on Tibet's future which, if not sorted out by 2008, could become a blemish on the Beijing Olympics, a French parliamentary delegation said on Wednesday. After meetings with Communist officials in Tibet, the group said they had the impression the authorities took a more "nuanced" tone toward the region's problems than the propaganda would suggest, but questions on Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, were...

2006-08-11 07:10:00

SHANGHAI -- Piety and a knowledge of Buddhist scriptures used to qualify one to be a Chinese monk. Now, add computer skills, foreign language ability and a degree in financial management. Three decades after temples were destroyed and scriptures burned during the Cultural Revolution, Buddhism is making a comeback in China. And like most things in the super-competitive, rapidly developing country, it's become both big business and a field in which people are eager to get ahead. That's creating...


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2009-03-03 21:11:15

Robert Grant Aitken (December 31, 1864 "“ October 29, 1951) was an American inventor born in Jackson, CA. Aitken worked at the Lick Observatory in California where he systematically studied double stars, measuring their positions and calculating their orbits around one another. He methodically created a large catalog of such stars, which was published in 1932. It was entitled "˜New General Catalogue of Double Stars Within 120 degrees of the North Pole'. It contained orbit information...

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