Dalai Lama

Beijing issues last-minute warning to Obama on Dalai Lama talks

The Dalai Lama greets audience members before speaking at an event at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. Photo: AP

China issued a last-minute warning to US President Barack Obama to call off a planned meeting with the Dalai Lama. The talks with the Tibetan spiritual leader were due to take place at the White House last night (Hong Kong time).

Friday, 21 February, 2014, 11:45pm 12 comments

No official welcome for Dalai Lama in Mexico

Pena Nieto

Mexican leader Enrique Pena Nieto did not meet the Dalai Lama when the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader began a tour of the country yesterday.

It is the first time in four visits that no representative of government has met the Dalai Lama, and reflects Mexico's aims to boost ties with China.

11 Oct 2013 - 9:26pm

China denies changing policy on displaying images of Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama arrives at a village school in Dharamsala, India, to teach a lesson to Tibetan youth on Thursday. Photo: EPA

China denied changing its stance on exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday, after reports said Beijing had relaxed its policies of publicly denouncing him and banning worship of his image.

“Our policy towards the Dalai Lama is clear and consistent, and has not changed,” China’s state bureau of religious affairs said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Dalai Lama cautions against self-immolations

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. Photo: AFP

Tibetans setting themselves on fire to protest against Chinese rule are having little effect on Beijing's policies, exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said yesterday, while urging China to look harder at the reasons behind the incidents.

14 Jun 2013 - 4:43am 1 comment

What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gestures during a four-day religious talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India. Photo: AP

On religious group inviting the Dalai Lama to Hong Kong:

Tinyan Lee - No worry, the HK Immigration Department will block his way with "no comments on individual case".

Wendy Yap - I always wonder why China a superpower is still afraid of an old monk.

Bjorn Berg - A real test for "one country, two systems".

5 Jun 2013 - 12:47am 1 comment

Plan for Dalai Lama to visit Hong Kong may fall prey to Beijing's meddling

Philip Li shows a gift from the Dalai Lama. Photo: Jonathan Wong

A religious group has invited the Dalai Lama to Hong Kong in September and is confident that the trip will go ahead, despite the tensions between the Tibetan spiritual leader and the mainland's government.

3 Jun 2013 - 7:14am 8 comments

CCTV blames Dalai Lama, foreign media for instigating self-immolations

Screenshot from the CCTV report showing a man accused of instigating self-immolations in Aba, Sichuan, aired on May 16, 2013.

Chinese national television aired a lengthy prime time news feature blaming the Tibetan government-in-exile and foreign media for self-immolations in the country's Tibetan-populated areas.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China news round-up: Kunming residents take to the streets, CCTV airs anti-Dalai Lama film

Kunming residents protest against a petrochemical project, May 16, 2013. Photo provided by an anonymous protester

Environmental protest in KunmingYunnan Daily website* Hundreds protest, authorities provide guidance.Kunming Times*

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Tibetans 'don't want Dalai Lama back', Chinese official tells Indian, Nepalese delegation

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on a US visit to Maryland last week. He has not returned to Tibet since fleeing in 1959. Photo: AFP

Tibetans don't want their exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to return to his homeland, a senior Chinese official has told visiting Nepalese and Indian journalists.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Exiled Tibetans accept Beijing's rule, says PM-in-waiting

Lobsang Sangay, the Tibetan prime minister in exile, in 2011. Photo: Reuters

The leader of Tibet's government-in-exile has said he accepts the Communist Party's rule in Tibet, assuring Beijing it faced no threat to its sovereignty if it eased its grip. Extending a rare olive branch, Lobsang Sangay, who was elected in 2011 to the new position of prime minister-in-exile after Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gave up his political duties, appealed to Beijing for talks on the grievances that have triggered a wave of self-immolations.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Britain does not support independent Tibet, says David Cameron

The Dalai Lama with British Prime Minister David Cameron (centre) and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in May 2012. Photo: EPA

Britain does not support a Tibetan state independent of China, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday amid reports of Chinese anger at his meeting with the Dalai Lama last year.

Cameron told parliament that Britain respected China’s sovereignty and ministers recognised Tibet as part of China.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

'Punished' for Dalai Lama meeting, British PM cancels Beijing visit

David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron abandoned a trip to China planned for this month as Beijing punished him for meeting the Dalai Lama.

1 Dec 2013 - 10:18am 26 comments

China news round-up: Ta Kung Pao apologizes, Australian university denies ditching Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama gestures during a press conference in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, on April 18, 2013. Photo: AFP

Xi Jinping didn't take a taxiTea Leaf Nation Chinese press rushes to withdraw the botched story.Ming Pao*

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Tibetan envoy says China can end immolations

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. Photo: AFP

An envoy of the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday that Tibetans would likely end a wave of self-immolation protests if China re-opened dialogue with the exiled spiritual leader to address grievances.

28 Mar 2013 - 10:12am 2 comments

Tibet deputy party chief urges crackdown on self-immolations

Chairman of the Standing Committee of the People's Congress of the Tibet Autonomous Region Qiangba Puncog (left) and President of Tibet Autonomous Region People's Congress Padma Choling. Photo: EPA

Tibet autonomous region officials yesterday called for a crackdown on the wave of self-immolations by ethnic Tibetans in protest against Chinese rule, saying there was "abundant" evidence that they were linked to the Dalai Lama's "splittist" activities.

9 Mar 2013 - 4:45am 1 comment