Obama ignores Beijing, hosts Dalai Lama at White House

Feb 22, 2014

Obama ignores Beijing, hosts Dalai Lama at White House

President Barack Obama met Tibet’s Dalai Lama on Friday over strong objections from China that the U.S. was meddling it its affairs. The White House took pains to ensure the meeting was not portrayed as a conference of two heads of state. Obama played ...

| Nov 16, 2013

Nationalism, Tibetans and Uighurs in today's China

by Jeff Kingston

Nationalism arouses solidarity and generates identity politics that threaten ethnic and religious minorities. Defining the “we” also defines the “they” — and the latter is inexorably marginalized. Identity politics carry with them a high risk of sectarian or communal violence. State abuses of authority, ...

Jun 28, 2013

China lets Tibetans venerate Dalai Lama

The Chinese government has loosened restrictions that kept Tibetan monks in two provinces from openly revering the Dalai Lama, Radio Free Asia reported. Authorities in Sichuan province announced people can display pictures of the exiled Buddhist spiritual leader, and ordered officials not to criticize ...