» 02/12/2010, 00.00
CHINA - USA
Beijing to Washington: cancel the meeting between Obama and the Dalai Lama immediately
"Solemn" request from the Chinese government. Obama should not meet with the Tibetan leader on February 18. The Tibet issue increases t tension between China and the U.S. after the controversy over Google, weapons sales to Taiwan, the Yuan, the differences on the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs.
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”.
18/06/2010 JAPAN – TIBET
Dalai Lama starts religious visit to Japan
Tibet’s spiritual leader has no official m scheduled to avoid irritating Beijing. He will speak and take part in meditations in Nagano, Kanazawa and Yokohama.
10/03/2009 CHINA – TIBET
Dalai Lama: China has turned Tibet into hell
In a speech to mark the 50th anniversary of the revolt quashed by the Chinese army, the Tibetan leader accuses Beijing og killing tens of thousands of Tibetans and of using economic development ans a means to wipe out Tibet´s culture and religion. He repeats his demand for a just autonomy, even under Chinese sovreignty. But Beijing sees this as a step towards "seperatism".
10/03/2011 TIBET - CHINA
Dalai Lama gives up political role
He will remain in his role as spiritual leader. The political leader of the Tibetan government will be elected democratically. Chinese leaders must have more transparency. Demands for press freedom and freedom of expression.
14/05/2012 TIBET - CHINA
The Dalai Lama accuses Beijing of "plan to kill" him
The spiritual leader speaks of Chinese women agents who have tried to poison him. The communist government denies it: "We would not have waited so long, if we had wanted to kill him." A source tells AsiaNews: "We continue to pray for his long life and success of his mission."
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