» 09/01/2009, 00.00
TAIWAN - TIBET - CHINA
The Dalai Lama leads prayer of 20 thousand to commemorate the victims of typhoon
Moving ceremony with over 20 thousand people in the area hardest hit by the typhoon. Beijing cancels meetings already established with Taiwan. The prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile speaks of the significance of the visit and prospects for the Tibetan people.
03/09/2009 TAIWAN – TIBET – CHINA
Dalai Lama ends visit to Taiwan bringing together Buddhists and Catholics to pray
Yesterday he and Card Shan Kuohsi met about a thousand people to pray for peace. In Taipei the authorities snub the Tibetan leader who was the object of a demonstration by protesters favourable to Taiwan’s annexation to China.
27/08/2009 TAIWAN - CHINA - TIBET
Ma Ying-jeou approves the Dalai Lama's visit to Taiwan for "religious" reasons
The Tibetan spiritual leader to console the people and pray for the victims of Typhoon Morakot. Usually Beijing expresses strong criticism to the countries that dare to invite the Dalai Lama, accusing them of "separatism".
31/08/2009 TAIWAN – TIBET – CHINA
Dalai Lama visits survivors in areas destroyed by typhoon Morakot
Mainland China insists the visit will have negative repercussions on relations between the two countries. But Tibet’s spiritual leader says all he wants to do is to bring comfort to the population. A priest in the affected area tells AsiaNews about the typhoon’s impact and the difficult work getting things back to normal.
03/07/2008 CHINA - TIBET
Dalai Lama envoys leave Beijing at end of talks
Nothing revealed about outcome. China had re-opened negotiations to avoid a boycott of the Olympics. But the secretary of the Communist Party in Tibet continues his campaign of accusations against the “Dalai Lama’s clique”.
19/03/2008 INDIA - TIBET – CHINA
Dalai Lama says he will not resign, but will step aside for democracy
Kesang Takla, Foreign Minister for the exiled Tibetan government explains to AsiaNews that the Buddhist leaders’ statement was misinterpreted. The Dalai Lama may step down from temporal power, but not spiritual leadership, in exchange for democratic progress in Tibet.
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