Tag: Dalai Lama

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Report: India’s Modi Mulling Surrendering Dalai Lama to China

The future of the Dalai Lama, who has received shelter in India since Beijing launched a crackdown on Tibetans nearly 60 years ago, reportedly surfaced as the predominant subject of discussion between China and India at a recent summit as both sides try to mend their tumultuous relationship, according to a report in Indian media this week.

German automaker Mercedes-Benz has apologised for "hurting the feelings" of people in China after its Instagram account quoted Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama

China: Mercedes-Benz Quoting Dalai Lama in Car Ad Was Like Quoting Hitler

Not content with squeezing an apology from Mercedes-Benz for the crime quoting the Dalai Lama on Instagram, China excoriated the automaker in an editorial at the Communist Party’s People’s Daily on Wednesday, comparing the Dalai Lama citation to quoting Hitler in an automobile ad.

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Chinese State Media Rails Against ‘Hindu Nationalism’ as Beijing Fortifies Indian Border

China’s state-run media is accusing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of stoking “intense nationalism” in the country and taking advantage of anti-Chinese sentiment to amass power in columns published this week. The articles follow a month-long dispute along the mutual border near Bhutan exacerbated by China’s recent haul of major military hardware towards India.

The Dalai Lama takes to the stage to address the faithful in Aldershot on June 29, 2015 which has a large Nepalese Buddhist community made up mainly of serving and retired Gurkha soldiers. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

China: Fighting Dalai Lama Influence ‘Highest Priority’ in Tibet

Chinese communist officials have admitted that diminishing the influence of the Dalai Lama, the highest authority in Buddhism, is their “highest priority” for governing Tibet, as Chinese state media attempts to elevate the profile of a rival, state-approved Buddhism authority.

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China Brands Dalai Lama as Islamic State ‘Sympathizer’

The Chinese government has branded the Dalai Lama a “violent extremist” and Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) “sympathizer” after the Buddhist leader made remarks urging “dialogue” with the jihadist terror group.

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Prince Charles To Skip Banquet With Chinese President

Britain’s Prince Charles is to skip a state banquet during a visit by next week, the office of the heir to the throne said on Wednesday. The Prince of Wales will hold “one-to-one talks” with the president but will not

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Tibetan Nun Sets Herself On Fire to Protest Chinese Rule

Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports that Tibetan nun Yeshi Khando is presumed dead after setting herself on fire to protest Chinese rule, demanding freedom for Tibet and the return of the exiled Dalai Lama. Her death could not be confirmed by international media or Tibetan advocacy groups because her body was so quickly removed from the scene by police.