Tibet


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.

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.

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.

Govt disingenuous about Dalai Lama visit

2014-09-05 15:33

The government is being disingenuous about the Dalai Lama's visa for entry to South Africa, says Cape Town's mayor.

Govt: Dalai Lama visa being processed

2014-09-04 11:37

A visa application by the Dalai Lama for South Africa is still being processed and has therefore not been denied as has been reported, says the international relations and co-operation department.

Chinese police open fire on Tibetan protesters

2014-08-14 10:08

Chinese police have opened fire on Tibetan demonstrators in southwestern China, wounding 10 people, after the Tibetans protested against the detention of a respected village leader.

Tibetans breathe better thanks to a special gene

2014-07-03 08:35

Scientists say many Tibetans possess a rare variant of a gene involved in carrying oxygen in the blood that they likely inherited from a group of extinct humans who interbred with our species.

Dalai Lama urges China to embrace democracy

2014-06-04 11:54

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama marked the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing by urging China to embrace democracy.

Tibetan nun sets herself on fire

2014-03-31 07:20

A Tibetan nun set herself on fire in south-western China at the weekend, a campaign group and a report say, in the latest apparent act of protest against Chinese rule.

 

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.

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.

Tibetan mega-dam begins operation

2014-11-24 08:50

China has begun generating electricity from Tibet's biggest ever hydropower project, the latest dam development on Himalayan rivers which has stoked fears in neighbouring India.

Tibetan man self-immolates in China

2014-09-22 07:45

A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in northwest China, overseas media and a campaign group reports, the latest in a string of self-immolation protests in recent years against Beijing's control.

Politicians: Govt must come clean on Dalai Lama

2014-09-04 19:34

Politicians want to know why Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has repeatedly been denied entry to South Africa and say it’s time for the South African government to “come clean”.

Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2 000 years

2014-08-14 12:45

The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, has been warmer over the past 50 years than at any stage in the past two millennia, a Chinese newspaper says.

Tibet tour bus with 40 people falls into valley

2014-08-09 17:08

A tour bus carrying about 40 people has fallen off a 10m cliff in southwest China's mountainous region of Tibet, causing some fatalities, the country's official news agency reports.

Dalai Lama gears up for Tibet autonomy push

2014-06-05 10:41

The Dalai Lama has called for democracy in China and offered prayers for victims of the Tiananmen crackdown ahead of the launch of a new campaign for autonomy in his Tibetan homeland.

Norway torn on Dalai visit as China threatens

2014-04-24 14:58

A planned visit by the Dalai Lama has Oslo torn between its will to warm up frozen ties with China, and warnings from the public not to compromise its stance on human rights.

Dalai Lama says no problem with gay marriage

2014-03-07 08:21

The celibate Dalai Lama has thrown his moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying sex was fine as long as it was consensual.

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