Chinese official: Dalai Lama less and less influential

2015-03-11 09:07

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is becoming less influential, but his suggestion he will not reincarnate is still a ‘betrayal’ of the religion and the country, a top Chinese official says.

Obama, Dalai Lama public meeting not ruled out

2015-02-05 14:40

US President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama will be a few strides from each other at the same ballroom event, but amid fierce Chinese pressure it's not clear if they will actually meet.

Pope Francis will meet the Dalai Lama soon

2015-01-20 10:44

Pope Francis has left the door open to a meeting with the Dalai Lama, denying that he refused to receive the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader over fears of upsetting China.

Dalai Lama: World must push for democracy in China

2014-12-17 11:46

The Dalai Lama says the world has a 'moral responsibility' to push for democracy and rule of law in China.

Nobel winners praise De Lille for Dalai Lama stand

2014-12-11 22:27

Nobel peace prize winners have showered praise on Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille for contesting President Jacob Zuma's refusal to grant the Dalai Lama an entry visa to South Africa.

Dalai Lama row puts ANC on collision course with history

2014-10-10 11:13

Most people would be reluctant to pick a fight with a revered Buddhist holy man and 14 other Nobel peace prize winners, but that's just what President Jacob Zuma has done.

China 'does not dictate to SA'

2014-10-03 12:44

The perception that China dictates to South Africa is unfounded, and the Dalai Lama was not denied a visa as this would have been unjust, Parliament's portfolio committee on international relations says.

Government didn’t want Nobel summit in SA - De Klerk

2014-10-02 16:39

The government did not want the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to be hosted in South Africa, former president FW de Klerk has said after the summit was suspended.

Dalai Lama in 'informal' talks to return to Tibet

2014-10-02 14:33

The Dalai Lama has indicated that he is in informal talks with China to make a historic pilgrimage to Tibet after more than half a century in exile.

Tutu gives govt a tongue lashing over Dalai Lama

2014-10-01 22:20

Nobel Peace Laureate and Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has lashed out at the government for "kowtowing" to China by barring the Dalai Lama from attending a global summit of fellow prizewinners in Cape Town.


Obama hails Dalai Lama as 'good friend'

2015-02-06 09:33

President Barack Obama has hailed the Dalai Lama as a 'good friend' during a symbolic first public encounter between the two men that is sure to enrage Beijing.

Tibetan communists punished for helping Dalai Lama

2015-01-28 14:54

A Chinese Communist Party agency says investigators have found that 15 officials in Tibet provided intelligence to the Dalai Lama and participated in activities deemed harmful to China's security.

Dalai Lama's star fading in the West - China

2014-12-19 09:27

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is drawing less and less attention in the West, and is only winning eyeballs with suggestions his title will die out with him, a top Chinese official says.

Tutu urges pope to meet Dalai Lama

2014-12-15 21:45

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has appealed to Pope Francis to reconsider meeting the Dalai Lama.

No policy to ban Dalai Lama from SA - govt

2014-11-28 07:41

South Africa has no policy barring the Dalai Lama from entering the country, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has said ahead of President Jacob Zuma's state visit to China.

De Lille's comments were misleading - presidency

2014-10-03 13:26

Comments by Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille on the Dalai Lama's visa application are "misleading", the presidency says.


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De Lille: SA Nobel Peace summit suspended

2014-10-02 15:53

The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates has been suspended because of the Dalai Lama visa issue, city Mayor Patricia de Lille has announced.

Dalai Lama accuses SA of 'bullying'

2014-10-02 13:03

The Dalai Lama has accused South Africa of "bullying a simple person" after authorities failed to give him a visa to attend a summit of Nobel peace laureates.

Nobel laureate shocked by Tutu's silence

2014-10-01 17:38

Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi say she is shocked that Archbishop Desmond Tutu has remained silent on SA’s refusal to give the Dalai Lama a visa to attend a peace conference.

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