Dharamsala to host film festival

  • Wed, 12/09/2009 - 11:00

The fifth three-day Free Spirit Film Festival will be organised in this Himachal Pradesh hill station from Dec 10, an organiser said Wednesday.

China and India tensions up again over Dalai Lama

  • Fri, 11/06/2009 - 11:00

Less than a month after tensions rose between India and China over the latter's territorial claims in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, India has announced it will bar foreign media from a trip by the 14th Dalai Lama, the de jure head of state of Tibet, to a monastery in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, territory of which is claimed by — you guessed it — China.

China Throws its Weight Around

  • Fri, 11/06/2009 - 11:00

Beijing forces the cancellation of a Tibetan photo exhibit in Dhaka

2 Tibetans executed in China over riots last year

  • Tue, 10/27/2009 - 12:00
 Two people have been put to death for their roles in deadly protests last year in the Chinese-controlled region of Tibet, the first known executions for the violence, an overseas monitoring group said Tuesday.

Chinese association lobbied for Dalai Lama to be denied New Zealand visa

  • Wed, 10/07/2009 - 12:00

The Dalai Lama, the 73-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader, is scheduled to speak at the Vector Area in Auckland on December 6, although it is not yet known if the New Zealand Prime Minister John Key will accept the invitation to watch him speak.

China tourists boycott Taiwan city over Dalai Lama

  • Thu, 09/17/2009 - 12:00

China has told tour groups to call off planned trips to a south Taiwan city following a controversial visit there by the Dalai Lama, local media said Thursday.

China opposes US officials meeting Dalai Lama

  • Wed, 09/16/2009 - 12:00

China criticized a meeting between aides of President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama, saying Tuesday it opposed any such engagements with the Tibetan spiritual leader, but stopping short of threatening a response.

West appeasing China on Tibet, says PM-in-exile

  • Wed, 09/16/2009 - 12:00

Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Samdhong Rinpoche on Tuesday accused the United States and other Western nations of appeasing China in regard to the mountain territory.

Uneasy EngagementChina and India Dispute Enclave on Edge of Tibet

  • Fri, 09/04/2009 - 12:00

This is perhaps the most militarized Buddhist enclave in the world. Perched above 10,000 feet in the icy reaches of the eastern Himalayas, the town of Tawang is not only home to one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most sacred monasteries, but is also the site of a huge Indian military buildup.

The importance of the Dalai Lama's Taiwan visit

  • Mon, 08/31/2009 - 12:00

The Dalai Lama has arrived in Taiwan for a six-day visit, angering China. Claude Arpi looks at the significance of the Tibetan spiritual leader's attempt to reach out to ordinary Chinese.