» 02/04/2009, 00.00
CHINA - TIBET - ITALY
Dalai Lama in good health, preparing for trip to Italy
On February 2, he left the hospital in New Delhi where he had checked in for a pinched nerve. On February 8, he will be in Rome, and in Venice on the 9th, to become an honorary citizen of the two cities.
22/06/2012 TIBET - CHINA - INDIA - ITALY
Not only Milan: "The Dalai Lama is now a stateless person throughout the world"
A Tibetan source for AsiaNews said the decision to revoke the honorary citizenship of Milan from the Buddhist leader: "This decision does not surprise anyone, now China can impose its will on virtually anyone." Beijing had threatened to boycott the Expo 2015 and has achieved an about-face from Palazzo Marino. Pressure also from India, which does not want to have problems because of the Tibetan issue.
30/03/2009 CHINA - TIBET
No Dalai Lama at the Second World Buddhist Forum
Beijing is not inviting the Dalai Lama, because he is "a political leader." Great spectacle and pomp, but the delegates complain of the purely political significance, and the lack of genuine exploration. Meanwhile, Tibet will reopen to tourists in April.
30/10/2008 CHINA - TIBET
China-Tibet dialogue, Dalai Lama skeptical
Meetings resume in Beijing with representatives of the Tibetan leader in exile. But he has declared that he has no faith in the Chinese government. The British foreign minister urges China to begin fruitful dialogue, and recalls the detainees of the revolt, and the lack of free access to Tibet for diplomats and journalists. A meeting to discuss Tibetan strategy in November.
10/02/2009 TIBET – ITALY – CHINA
China objects to Dalai Lama granted honorary citizen status by Rome
Buddhist spiritual leader is comforted in Tibet’s search for autonomy. Beijing threatens actions that might affect its good relations with Italy. Today the Dalai Lama becomes honorary citizen of Venice.
17/03/2009 CHINA - TIBET
If there really is peace in Tibet, Beijing should free the true Panchen Lama
For 14 years, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama recognized by the Dalai Lama, has been sequestered together with his family. Beijing continues to say that he is "doing well," and that there is religious freedom in Tibet: the liberation of the true Panchen Lama could be the only credible sign of this.
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