Mar 1, 2016

New Taiwan president's dilemma: whether to host the Dalai Lama

Taiwan President-elect Tsai Ing-wen’s diplomatic honeymoon with China could be short-lived if she allows the Dalai Lama to visit the self-ruled democratic island that Beijing claims as its own, two senior political sources said. China regards Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader as a separatist, and ...

Nov 9, 2015

China says graft fight in Tibet also aimed at religion

The Chinese Communist Party’s fight against corruption is also being applied in Tibet to officials who secretly believe in religion and try to make pilgrimages to the Dalai Lama, China’s top official in the region said on Monday. Beijing says it “peacefully liberated” Tibet ...

Sep 28, 2015

Dalai Lama cancels October events in U.S., stays at top clinic

The Dalai Lama remains at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic after canceling his U.S. appearances for the month of October. A Mayo spokeswoman confirmed Sunday that the 80-year-old Tibetan Buddhist leader remains at the Rochester clinic for a medical evaluation. No other details were released. The ...

Bon Jovi adds Taiwan show after Chinese gigs canceled

Sep 10, 2015

Bon Jovi adds Taiwan show after Chinese gigs canceled

American rock group Bon Jovi will play an extra gig in Taiwan later this month after two upcoming Chinese concerts were abruptly canceled, reportedly over the band’s use of Dalai Lama imagery in past shows. Bon Jovi, already scheduled to perform in the capital ...

Bon Jovi shows in China canceled for 'unforeseen reasons'

Sep 9, 2015

Bon Jovi shows in China canceled for 'unforeseen reasons'

Bon Jovi’s concert tour in China next week has been abruptly canceled because of what promoters said were “unforeseen reasons.” AEG Live Asia declined to give the reason for the cancellation, but said in a statement Tuesday that refunds will be offered for shows ...