Dalai Lama says no need for successor: German paper

Sep 8, 2014

Dalai Lama says no need for successor: German paper

The Dalai Lama has told a German newspaper that he should be the last Tibetan spiritual leader, ending a centuries-old religious tradition from his Himalayan homeland. His comments to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper echo his previous statement that “the institution of the Dalai ...

Sep 7, 2014

Ninja symposium in Beijing touted to heal diplomatic rifts in Asia

An international symposium on ninja has been held in Beijing with the aim of promoting mutual understanding between Japan, China and South Korea. The symposium, held at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Japanese Studies on Saturday, was attended by researchers that ...

Alibaba seeks to raise a record $24.3 billion in IPO

Sep 6, 2014

Alibaba seeks to raise a record $24.3 billion in IPO

China’s Alibaba Group Ltd. is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion in its upcoming IPO — an amount that would be the most raised by a company in a stock-market debut. The e-commerce company and its early investors are hoping to sell up ...

Sep 6, 2014

Glance: the biggest initial public offerings in history

The Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Ltd. is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, which would value the company at $163 billion. Those are both IPO records. Here is a look at ...