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 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
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
Patrick Boehler
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Patrick Boehler

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 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
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
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Patrick Boehler

Patrick Boehler

Patrick Boehler has published on China and Southeast Asia in four languages for publications in the US, Europe and Asia. After stints with Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Vienna and Beijing, he began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini and, later, The Irrawaddy Magazine, a Myanmar exile publication in Thailand. He holds a doctorate in political science and has taught journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Follow him on Twitter: @mrbaopanrui