The Government attempted to draw a line under the freeze in diplomatic relations with China today as George Osborne said Britain is determined to move on from the row.
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Friday 23 December 2011
Stephen Weeks has had a ring-side seat for the procession of Czechs mourning the loss of their national hero this week. Here, the author explains what Havel meant to his country – and laments the politicians who have squandered his glorious legacy
Saturday 26 November 2011
A handicapped monk in his 30s is among the few Tibetans who made their way past Chinese border guards to reach a reception centre for new arrivals at Dharamsala this week.
Wednesday 05 October 2011
The Dalai Lama has been forced to cancel a trip to South Africa where he was to take part in celebrations for the 80th birthday of Bishop Desmond Tutu after failing to be given a visa. The Tibetan leader's supporters believe the South African government did not want to anger China, its biggest trading partner.
Wednesday 28 September 2011
The South African government has found itself embroiled in an embarrassing row after it was accused of trying to block Archbishop Desmond Tutu's invitation to the Dalai Lama to visit the country for his 80th birthday party.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
Harvard professor replaces Dalai Lama as political leader
Monday 08 August 2011
The Dalai Lama has led a ceremony to swear in a new prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile who takes over the Buddhist leader's political role.
Monday 18 July 2011
China has condemned Barack Obama for "gross interference" in its internal affairs after the US President met the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, at the White House for the second time in his presidency.
Saturday 02 July 2011
The Dalai Lama said yesterday that China's Communist leadership can play no role in deciding who succeeds him as the leader of Tibetan Buddhism and called Beijing's meddling in the issue "a disgrace".
Wednesday 15 June 2011
The Australian Prime Minister, refused to meet the Dalai Lama during his visit to Parliament House yesterday, but insisted the snub had nothing to do with Chinese pressure to shun the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader.
Thursday 28 April 2011
A Harvard academic will make the switch from America's East coast to the foothills of the Himalayas after being elected prime minister of the Tibetan exile community – a role that will see him take over the political duties previously carried out by the Dalai Lama.
Monday 21 March 2011
Tibetans across the world began voting yesterday for a new leader to take up the resistance against Chinese rule over their homeland, as the Tibetan parliament-in-exile debated how to handle the Dalai Lama's resignation from politics.
Friday 11 March 2011
Friday 11 March 2011
The Chinese government insisted they should have a say in the anointing of all senior religious figures in Tibetan Buddhism just days before the Dalai Lama announced his plans to step down.
Friday 11 March 2011
Saturday 12 February 2011
Indian authorities have cleared the Karmapa, Tibetan Buddhism's third most important leader, in an investigation into how $1.35m (£840,000) in cash made its way to his headquarters in northern India.
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