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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.

Tibetan Buddhists in shock at claims spiritual leader is a Chinese spy

The exiled Tibetan Buddhist community is in turmoil at the questioning of one of its most important religious leaders by Indian police after large sums of Chinese currency were found at his monastery, forcing him to deny claims he is an "agent of Beijing".

The Dalai Lama: A very earthly representative

For 60 years, the Dalai Lama has been a spiritual leader and an emblem of dispossession. He's also appeared in adverts, charmed celebrities and gained a million followers on Twitter. John Walsh charts the virtues and vices of a thoroughly modern monk

China condemns 'insult' of award for jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo

China responded furiously yesterday after the country's most famous dissident, the imprisoned pro-democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo, won the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his long and non-violent struggle for human rights.

The Dalai Lama at 75: the story so far, in pictures

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, originally named Tenzin Gyatso, turned 75 today. To celebrate, The Independent Online has rummaged through the archives to provide you with a glimpse of the story so far of the life of the 14th Dalai Lama.

Supporters cheer Dalai Lama on 75th birthday

The Dalai Lama celebrated his 75th birthday today with hundreds of cheering followers in Dharmsala, northern India, which has been his home since he fled Tibet after a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule.

The battle over two rivals to decide the fate of Tibet

Appointing a successor to the Dalai Lama will have major political repercussions, reports Clifford Coonan from Shigatse

China takes softly-softly approach in effort to boost Tibet's economy

Hao Peng cuts an avuncular figure and is unusually frank for a party official in Tibet, where people rioted against Beijing rule two years ago. He is the new, approachable face that China wants to front its multibillion-yuan efforts to boost the isolated mountain enclave's economy and win the hearts and minds of the Tibetan people.

China cyber-spies target 'India and Dalai Lama'

A cyber-espionage group based in southwest China stole documents from the Indian Defense Ministry and emails from the Dalai Lama's office, Canadian researchers said in a report on Tuesday.

China trying to 'annihilate Buddhism'

The Dalai Lama has accused the Chinese authorities of trying to "annihilate Buddhism" in Tibet as he commemorated a failed uprising against China's rule over the region.

China says only socialism can "save" Tibet

The new Chinese-appointed governor of Tibet said today that only socialism can "save" the remote region and guarantee its development, and lampooned the Dalai Lama's indecision on his succession.

China appoints Panchen Lama in tactical move to quell unrest

Young monk will take increasingly political role in country's highest legal body

Dalai Lama agrees with Tiger (whoever he is)

The world's most famous golfer should not feel bad that the leader of the religion he promises to re-embrace had never heard of him until now. The good news is that Tiger Woods and the Dalai Lama share similar views on Buddhism and, perhaps more surprisingly, on infidelity.

China protests over Dalai Lama visit

China said yesterday that President Barack Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama "seriously harms US-China relations", but the way the two countries have handled the White House visit indicates that both would rather avoid a major crisis.

Leading article: America tweaks the Chinese dragon's tail

Barack Obama was right to ignore Beijing and meet the Dalai Lama

Adrian Hamilton: Spiritual leader deserves full honour

If President Obama intended to make a firm gesture by meeting the exiled Dalai Lama yesterday, it has to be said that it was a very tentative one.

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