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2006-02-25 22:40:39

BEIJING (Reuters) - Envoys of the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader who has been branded a separatist by Beijing, said fundamental differences remained after talks in China on allowing more autonomy for the Buddhist region. It was the fifth round of negotiations since contacts between China and the Dalai Lama's representatives resumed in 2002, but there have so far been no concrete results of a process the Chinese government does not even openly acknowledge exists. "There is a...

2006-02-15 04:05:00

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING -- Envoys of Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, arrived in China on Wednesday for secretive talks on allowing more autonomy for the Buddhist region, Tibet's government-in-exile said. It was the fifth round of talks since contacts between China and the Dalai Lama's representatives resumed in 2002, but there have so far been no concrete results of a process the Chinese government does not even openly acknowledge exists. "Our ultimate hope is to resolve the issue...

2005-12-01 06:21:16

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Several Tibetan monks have been detained for opposition to a Chinese political campaign they were forced to participate in, sparking a rare mass protest, two advocacy groups said on Thursday. The Dharamsala-based Center for Human Rights and Democracy said five monks at the Drepung monastery, on the outskirts of the capital Lhasa, were expelled from the monastery and detained after refusing to sign a document denouncing the Dalai Lama as a...

2005-11-08 14:36:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Confidence-building talks between Tibetans and China have done little to ease a "very repressive" atmosphere in Chinese-ruled Tibet, the Dalai Lama said on Tuesday. The 70-year-old Buddhist spiritual leader and head of an India-based Tibetan government-in-exile is visiting Washington for a conference on science and meditation. He is slated to meet President George W. Bush on Wednesday. Private envoys of the Dalai Lama have had four meetings with Chinese...

2005-09-02 07:05:15

BEIJING (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who visits China next week, must push Beijing to deal directly with the Dalai Lama, an international rights group said on Friday. The same day, hundreds of Tibetans sang and danced in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala to mark the 45th anniversary of the founding of their so-called government-in-exile there. The London-based Free Tibet Campaign called on Blair to press Chinese President Hu Jintao to meet the Dalai Lama...

2005-09-02 06:40:32

BEIJING (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair should push China to deal directly with the Dalai Lama when he visits Beijing next week, an international rights group said on Friday. The same day, hundreds of Tibetans sang, dance and partied in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala to mark the 45th anniversary of the founding of their so-called government-in-exile. The London-based Free Tibet Campaign called on Blair to press Chinese President Hu Jintao to meet the Dalai...

2005-08-15 07:35:00

By Lindsay Beck LHASA, China (Reuters) - "Have you ever seen the Dalai Lama?" asks a young nun in the narrow, winding streets of the Tibetan capital's old town. She keeps her eyes averted as she speaks the words that could themselves be considered subversive in Chinese-ruled Tibet. It's nearly half a century since the Dalai Lama fled after a failed uprising against Chinese communist rule, but despite being branded as a traitor by Beijing, the Tibetan god-king is not only remembered at home...

2005-07-06 03:54:16

DHARAMSALA, India (Reuters) - About 10,000 people includingmonks, Tibetan refugees and foreign tourists, prayed outsidethe Dalai Lama's home in northern India on Wednesday tocelebrate the spiritual leader's 70th birthday. Bagpipers in multicolored brocade robes and brown fur hatsplayed sprightly tunes and women in traditional Tibetan silkrobes danced to the sound of cymbals to welcome the smilingDalai Lama who entered a vast pavilion with his hands folded. "For me, each day is a birthday....


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