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ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 5, 2017
As Trump cozies up to China's Xi, Dalai Lama has to wait on the sidelines
When Donald Trump was elected in November, the Dalai Lama said he was keen to meet the incoming U.S. president, but since then Trump has cozied up to China's leader Xi Jinping, making it less likely the man Beijing deems a separatist will get an invite to the White House anytime soon.
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 14, 2016
China warns Taiwan not to allow Dalai Lama to visit
China on Wednesday warned Taiwan's new government against allowing exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to visit, after a high-profile Taiwanese legislator invited him to the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 28, 2016
In reshuffle, China names new Communist Party secretary for Tibetan region
China's ruling Communist Party on Sunday appointed a new senior official to run Tibet, considered one of the country's most politically sensitive positions due to periodic anti-Chinese unrest in the devoutly Buddhist Himalayan region.
ASIA PACIFIC
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.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 8, 2015
China uses intimidation tactics at U.N. to silence critics
In a cafe lounge at the United Nations complex in Geneva, a Tibetan fugitive was waiting his turn earlier this year to tell diplomats his story of being imprisoned and tortured back home in China.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 7, 2015
Saving Tibet's unique heritage
With China's mega-dams, mines and military activities in Tibet set to increasingly affect Asia's environment and security, the world's leading democracies must consider playing a discreet role to help save the Tibetan plateau's unique heritage from becoming extinct.
EDITORIALS
Apr 18, 2015
Dialogue needed on Tibet issue
Beijing should stop dismissing the Dalai Lama as a separatist and instead resume dialogue to help ensure Tibet's long-term stability.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 3, 2015
Local party boss says Tibet temples must become propaganda centers
Buddhist temples and monasteries in Tibet must become propaganda centers for the ruling Communist Party, where monks and nuns learn to "revere" science and appreciate the party's love, the troubled region's top Chinese appointed official said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 18, 2014
Dalai Lama says his role should cease after his death, not be assumed by 'stupid' China-OK'd successor
The Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, has said he thinks his traditional religious role should cease with his death rather than a "stupid" successor replace him and disgrace himself.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 1, 2014
Tibet core to Sino-Indian ties
Tibet historically was the buffer that separated the Chinese and Indian civilizations. Ever since Communist China, in one of its first acts, gobbled up that buffer with India, Tibet has remained the core matter with India.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Nov 1, 2014
That vexatious 'so desu ka'; Dalai Lama installed; Ikeda picked to be prime minister; Shibuya police box top lender nationwide
100 YEARS AGOTuesday, Nov. 10, 1914
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Dec 28, 2013
Incredible India and the New Delhi Dissensus
On a recent visit to New Delhi, I met an activist promoting the rights of dalits (untouchables), who quipped, playing off a current national-branding campaign: "India is indeed incredible . . . but only in paradox."
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Nov 16, 2013
Nationalism, Tibetans and Uighurs in today's China
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.
ASIA PACIFIC
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.

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