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2012-04-15 23:01:43

Explore Tibet Team, a professional Tibet travel agency based in Lhasa, introduces the Tashilhunpo Thangka Display to travelers and says: ”The three-day Thangka exhibition at the Tashilhunpo monastery is a symbol of the city of Shigatse and an important display of Tibetan Buddhist art and culture.” (PRWEB) April 15, 2012 Explore Tibet Team, a professional Tibet travel agency based in Lhasa, introduces the Tashilhunpo Thangka Display to travelers and says: ”The three-day...

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2008-10-30 06:45:00

China is ready to hold a new round of talks soon with the envoys of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama but no dates have been fixed. The Chinese official media reported the announcement, saying the talks would be arranged in the near future. The Voice of America reported that despite previous meetings, there has been no breakthrough in the Dalai Lama's demand for greater autonomy for his province. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Professor Barry Sautman told VOA the...

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...

2006-05-31 05:12:59

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two former Tibetan political prisoners who were part of a group known as the "singing nuns" have left the mountainous Chinese region and gone into exile in India, an advocacy group said on Wednesday. Rigzin Choekyi, who served 12 years in prison and Lhundrub Zangmo, who served nine years, left overland and traveled through Nepal before reaching India, where Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, leads a government in exile. "Both Rigzin Choekyi and Lhundrub...

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2006-05-25 07:15:00

By Ben Blanchard KUMBUM MONASTERY, China -- Lit by flickering, sallow yak butter candles sits a small picture of a man despised in Beijing as leader of a splittist independence movement but admired by millions for his pacifism -- the Dalai Lama. And by Chinese law, it shouldn't be there, standing on an altar in a hall that's part of the Tibetan Buddhist Kumbum Monastery. But nobody seems to mind too much, as the monastery is not in Tibet proper, but in greater Tibet -- the remote, western...

2006-04-27 23:49:04

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China condemned exiled Tibetans and international human rights watchdogs on Friday for calling a Tibetan youth the world's youngest political prisoner, saying their aim is to push for independence for the Himalayan region. The whereabouts of Gendun Choekyi Nyima, 17, who pro-Tibet groups say has been under house arrest since the region's exiled god-king, the Dalai Lama, appointed him the 11th Panchen Lama in 1995, is one of China's most keenly...

2006-04-23 22:32:54

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - A Tibetan youth considered by rights groups to be the world's youngest political prisoner turns 17 on Tuesday, 11 years after disappearing from public view when he was named the Himalayan region's second-ranking religious figure. The whereabouts of Gendun Choekyi Nyima -- who human rights watchdogs say has been living under house arrest since Tibet's exiled god-king, the Dalai Lama, appointed him the 11th Panchen Lama -- is one of China's...

2006-04-13 01:19:11

By Benjamin Kang Lim HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Tibet's 11th Panchen Lama, anointed by China's atheist Communists but not by the Tibet's Dalai Lama, took center stage at the World Buddhist Forum on Thursday, defending China's record on religion. Chinese leaders opened the forum in the eastern city of Hangzhou with a pledge to respect religious freedom and seeking to ease fears the rise of the world's most populous nation would be a threat to the world. Gyaltsen Norbu, appointed in...

2006-04-02 22:33:58

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China may approve a visit by the Dalai Lama, as long as he abandons ideas of independence for Tibet, and establish diplomatic ties with the Vatican if it first drops links with Taiwan, the country's top religious official was quoted on Monday as saying. The remarks by Ye Xiaowen, director of the cabinet's State Bureau of Religious Affairs, come just weeks before a summit in Washington between Chinese President Hu Jintao and his U.S....

2006-03-17 00:51:37

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China is set to host its first major international forum on Buddhism since 1949 to complement President Hu Jintao's campaign to build a "harmonious society" and burnish China's tarnished image on religious freedom. Some 1,000 monks and experts on Buddhism from about 10 countries and China, Hong Kong and Taiwan will descend on the scenic city of Hangzhou in the eastern province of Zhejiang for the World Buddhist Forum opening on April 13....


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