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  • Monk sets himself on fire in northwest China

    03/16/2014 10:47:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 16, 2014 5:30 AM EDT
    A monk set himself on fire Sunday in an ethnic Tibetan area of northwest China, the country’s official news agency reported. […] Qinghai neighbors Tibet. More than 100 people have self-immolated in Tibetan areas since 2009 to protest Chinese restrictions on Buddhism and denigration of the Tibetans’ spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who lives in India. …
  • Dalai Lama says ‘okay’ to gay marriage

    03/07/2014 11:01:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 07 March 2014 | Antonia Malloy
    The Dalai Lama has voiced his support for gay marriage and condemned homophobia, saying that sex is fine as long as it is consensual. Speaking during an interview with American talk show host Larry King, the Buddhist monk said that gay marriage was “okay” and a “personal matter”. He said: "If two people, a couple, really feel that way, it’s more practical, more satisfaction, and both sides fully agree, then okay!” …
  • Dalai Lama gets ice from Obama, warmth from conservatives [O opposes independence from China]

    02/23/2014 6:17:50 PM PST · by grundle · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 22, 2014 | Neil Munro
    The Dalai Lama got a frosty closed-door reception from President Barack Obama Feb. 21, one day after he got a public bear-hug from the conservative American Enterprise Institute. The world’s most famous Buddhist returned the conservatives’ respect by offering a compliment for the AEI’s civic-minded capitalism. “After to listen [sic] yesterday and to the presenters today, I developed more respect about capitalism,” the Dalai Lama told AEI president Arthur Brooks Feb. 20 during a friendly panel discussion on “happiness, free enterprise, and human flourishing.” The president forced the Dalai Lama to pay a price for the United States’ tepid and...
  • Obama meets Dalai Lama, defies China (discreet meet held in WH Map Room, not Oval Office)

    02/21/2014 9:02:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/21/14 | Stephen Collinson - afp
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama welcomed Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to the White House Friday, defying China, which said the meeting would "seriously impair" ties between the two countries. The encounter took place in the Map Room on the ground floor of the president's residence and not the Oval Office, which Obama usually uses to meet foreign leaders and visiting dignitaries. "The president is currently meeting w/His Holiness the @DalaiLama in his capacity as an internationally respected religious & cultural leader," the US National Security Council said on Twitter. There were no sightings of the...
  • The Dalai Lama Will Meet With Obama at the White House

    02/21/2014 5:29:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Time ^ | 2/21/14
    ...Obama will meet with the Dalai Lama on Friday as part of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader’s three-week tour of the United States. The meeting will occur 10:00 a.m. Friday in the White House’s map room. “The President will meet the Dalai Lama in his capacity as an internationally respected religious and cultural leader,” National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Thursday
  • Our Faith in Science (If science proves Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change)

    07/17/2013 11:40:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/12/2005 | TENZIN GYATSO, 14th Dalai Lama
    SCIENCE has always fascinated me. As a child in Tibet, I was keenly curious about how things worked. When I got a toy I would play with it a bit, then take it apart to see how it was put together. As I became older, I applied the same scrutiny to a movie projector and an antique automobile. At one point I became particularly intrigued by an old telescope, with which I would study the heavens. One night while looking at the moon I realized that there were shadows on its surface. I corralled my two main tutors to show...
  • Dalai Lama: No More ‘Wolf in Monk’s Robes’?

    06/27/2013 11:21:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/27 | By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW
    Updated Is a little bit of fresh air blowing in Tibet after more than two decades of rigid policies by Beijing, and recently, around 120 self-immolations by Tibetans protesting those policies? Maybe. (An ongoing, rare visit to Tibet by the United States ambassador to China, Gary Locke, is also piquing interest.) Here are some startling comments about a possible loosening of policy, from Tsering Namgyal, a writer and journalist based in New York, writing in Asia Sentinel earlier this week (Mr. Namgyal was citing the Tibetan language website “In an abrupt and unexpected reversal of policy, Chinese government officials...
  • Dalai Lama's 'forget' confused for curse

    10/19/2012 4:13:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 19, 2012 at 2:26 PM
    PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Students at Brown University in Rhode Island were shocked when a stenographer closed captioning a Dalai Lama speech mistakenly wrote down a profane phrase. The audience of students, watching the subtitles during the 14th Dalai Lama's speech on world peace at the school's auditorium Wednesday, said the stenographer confused the word "forget" for a four-letter euphemism for fornication followed by the word "it," The Independent reported Friday. "If you feel these points are not much relevant -- not much interest," the New York Daily News quoted the 77-year-old religious leader as saying during his...
  • Dalai Lama fears Chinese poison plot

    05/12/2012 11:47:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    Guardian ^ | 5/12/12 | Damien Pearse
    Buddhist leader believes Chinese agents may have trained fake female followers to kill him when seeking blessingsThe Dalai Lama has revealed he fears Chinese agents have trained bogus female devotees to kill him with poison while seeking blessings. The Tibetan Buddhist leader told the Sunday Telegraph that he had been passed reports from inside Tibet warning of the plot, using Tibetan women. The 76-year-old Nobel laureate said he now lives in a high security cordon in his temple palace grounds in Dharamsala, in the Himalayan foothills, on the advice of Indian security officials. His aides had not been able to...
  • Dalai Lama and West "distorting protests" to tarnish China (ha)

    01/30/2012 5:22:04 AM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    BEIJING (Reuters) - The Tibetan government-in-exile has colluded with Western governments to distort a recent string of police shootings in Tibetan areas of China in a bid to discredit the government, an official Chinese newspaper said Monday. Protests by ethnic Tibetans, who accuse Chinese authorities of stifling their traditions and religious freedoms, have gathered pace in the mountainous frontiers of southwestern Sichuan province that border on Tibet proper since last Monday.
  • Says ANC Government Worse Than Apartheid Regime Over Dalai Lama Visa Flap [Cukoo Tutu, again...]

    10/11/2011 8:46:51 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies
    ibtimes ^ | October 5, 2011
    Desmond Tutu Says ANC Government Worse Than Apartheid Regime Over Dalai Lama Visa Flap - International Business TimesOctober 5, 2011 10:04 AM EDT Archbishop Desmond Tutu is outraged by the government of South Africa's refusal to stand up to China by failing to provide a visa for his friend, Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama.   Speaking to reporters in Cape Town, Tutu said the African National Congress-party dominated government of President Jacob Zuma is worse than the regimes under apartheid and that he prayed for the collapse of the ANC.   The Dalai Lama had been invited to Tutu's 80th...
  • China calls on Obama to cancel meeting with Dalai Lama. Again.

    07/16/2011 12:23:35 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/16/11
    The private discussion is intended to show Mr Obama's support for Tibet's identity, the White House said. Mr Obama's last meeting with the Dalai Lama in February 2010 drew strong condemnation from Beijing. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement on Saturday: "We firmly oppose any senior foreign government officials meeting with the Dalai Lama in any way."
  • Gong: The Dalai Lama Is A Hallmark Card

    06/24/2011 4:01:20 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 10 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | June 23, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    “An open heart is an open mind”? “Friends, genuine friends, have much more to do with, whether we have a warm heart, not money or power”! “The huge gap between rich and poor, globally and within nations, is not only morally wrong; it is also a source of practical problems”? “Wherever I go, I always give the advice to be altruistic and kind to others”! But note the enlightened one recently referred to our female Prime Minister as a him. So, to be fair and all, he can be a real b*****d. Also, in meditation news, “If you treat people...
  • CARTOON: Karlmic Consciousness

    06/16/2011 8:34:42 AM PDT · by daletoons · 3 replies
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 6-16-11 | Dale
    Asking Richard Gere or any other liberal Hollywood Actorvist to empty their mind evokes an immediate response of, "done, now what?" Hollywood is pretty easy pickin's for a guy like the Dalai Lama, so why has the exiled ruler of Tibet recently declared, "I am a Marxist."? My guess is that next time, he wants to leave the White House by the front door.
  • Dalai Lama Pizza Gag Gets Panned

    06/15/2011 8:49:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Sun ^ | 15 Jun 2011
    WHEN it comes to holy inappropriate gags, they don't come much worse than this. An Australian news anchor was left red-faced yesterday after cracking a joke about pizza shops to the Dalai Lama. Karl Stefanovic from the country's Today show was granted a rare audience with the spiritual leader. But instead of asking his thoughts on world peace, the hapless hack tried to make his interviewee laugh. Snorting with laughter, Stefanovic leaned forward and said: "So the Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop." An interpreter is heard translating the first line off-camera. "Pizza? Ah, pizza," says the clearly baffled...
  • Penn & Teller: Dalai Lama and Tibet (Dalai Lama, not quite the saint).

    06/10/2011 9:20:15 AM PDT · by Sonny M · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | Unknown | Penn and Teller
    Even though Penn and Teller are atheists, they don't spare any religion, or religious figures, and the Dalai Lama is no different, also a nice summery of why no one should be surprised that the Dalai Lama is a marxist.
  • 'I'm a Marxist:' Dalai Lama

    06/10/2011 8:07:27 AM PDT · by DaveTesla · 108 replies
    AFP ^ | May 20, 2010 | AFP
    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Thursday that he is a Marxist, yet credits capitalism for bringing new freedoms to the communist country that exiled him -- China. "Still I am a Marxist," the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader said in New York, where he arrived with an entourage of robed monks and a heavy security detail to give a series of paid public lectures. Marxism has "moral ethics, whereas capitalism is only how to make profits," the Dalai Lama, 74, said. However, he credited China's embrace of market economics for breaking communism's grip over the world's most populous country...
  • Dalai Lama says he'll give up political role

    03/09/2011 10:17:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 10, 2011
    DHARMSALA, India (AP) -- The Dalai Lama said Thursday that he will be giving up his political role in Tibet's government-in-exile, shifting that power to an elected representative. The Tibetan spiritual leader, speaking on the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule in the Himalayan region, said the time has come "to devolve my formal authority to the elected leader."
  • The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Historic 1992 Earth Summit

    03/08/2011 7:51:32 PM PST · by mikalasukala · 1 replies · 3+ views
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | March 8, 2011 | Consigliere5
    The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Part 7 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Rio de Janeiro, June 3-14, 1992 Informally called the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, Brazil.Another example of the United Nations trying to blend all religions together into a New Agey "Global Consciousness aka: the coming Planetary Transformation aka: World Awakening aka: Shift to the New Aquarian Age" and get rid of the "exclusive" Christian Gospel.Conference Secretary-General: Maurice StrongFrom this UN page:The two-week Earth Summit was the climax of a process, begun in December 1989, of planning, education and negotiations among all Member States of the...
  • Amanpour reaps what she's sown

    02/04/2011 3:10:44 AM PST · by Scanian · 32 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | February 04, 2011 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Christiane Amanpour has spent her entire career pretending to be an impartial journalist. Yet, the dark-haired Iranian with the British accent has taken every opportunity to use journalism as a tool to undermine America and her ally Israel's reputation on the world stage. Ms. Amanpour has had many low points in her quest to portray the United States in a less than favorable light. In the Muslim world, America's standing was severely damaged when, in an unbiased way, the London-raised journalist commiserated with radical terrorists by suggesting that the Bush administration's use of enhanced interrogation mirrored Pol Pot and the...
  • Indian education turns fatal for Tibetan children

    09/23/2008 8:34:16 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 6 replies · 233+ views
    IANS / Sify ^ | Tuesday, 23 September , 2008, 15:25 | IANS
    Kathmandu: Thousands of Tibetan children and their families face stiff punishment at the hands of the Chinese government for enrolling into schools in India that are run by the Tibetan government in exile, headed by their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a rights body said. The Washington-headquartered International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) has expressed its misgivings as the ultimatum issued by the Communist Party of China authorities to the Tibetan Party and government workers expired last week. In July, Communist Party authorities in the Tibet Autonomous Region had issued a directive stating that Tibetan children must confess if they have...
  • China trade: The 'Dalai Lama Effect'(-8.1% in 2 yrs?)

    11/04/2010 6:21:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/04/10 | Jo Ling Kent
    China trade: The 'Dalai Lama Effect' By Jo Ling Kent, CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS * Study: Countries that meet with the Dalai Lama lose 8.1 percent in exports to China * Effect lasts for two years following the meeting with the exiled spiritual leader * The "Dalai Lama Effect" began in 2002 when President Hu Jintao took office * Only impacts trade if meetings are between a head of state and the Dalai Lama Beijing, China (CNN) -- Countries whose top leadership meet with the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, lose on average 8.1 percent in exports to China in...
  • The Dalai Lama on violence

    07/11/2010 9:09:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 99 replies · 2+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 21 June 2010 | Andrew Brown
    The Dalai Lama has sent a message of support for Armed Forces Day, which is next Saturday. In it, he writes of his admiration for the military. That is perhaps not so surprising. As he explains, there are many parallels between being a monk and being a soldier – the need for discipline, companionship, and inner strength. But his support will take some of his western admirers by surprise, not least when it comes to his thoughts on non-violence. Attitudes towards violence in Buddhism are enormously complex. There are some traditions that argue aggression, and killing in particular, is always...
  • Tibet Is No Shangri-La And the Dalai Lama is not what you think

    07/05/2010 3:57:59 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 60 replies · 2+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | Feb. 15, 2010 | Christina Larson
    In the popular imagination, Tibet is a land of snow-capped mountains and sweeping vistas, fluttering prayer flags, crystal blue skies, saffron-robed monks spinning prayer wheels... SNIP Tibet's enduring hold on Western minds -- together with the energetic, globe-trotting advocacy of the Dalai Lama -- helps explain why the concerns of the region's minority population are so familiar to so many so far away. (By comparison, it took violence in the streets of Urumqi to awaken foreign readers to the agitation of another of China's minority groups, the Uighurs.) In the Washington, D.C., neighborhood where I live, more than a few...
  • Dalai Lama to Japanese youth: 'Study English and see the world!'

    06/22/2010 11:25:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama urged Japanese youth to "study English, and see the world" during a speech and Q&A session at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan on Saturday. The Dalai Lama, currently visiting Japan, made the remarks, when he touched on the problem of the increasing number of Japanese youth committing suicide. "Now, you should participate, wisely, (in) the outside world. But, the youth of Japan remain here, and (having) some problems here. Go (to the) outside world! To Arabia, Africa, Latin America ... You can make many contributions," the Dalai Lama said. The Dalai Lama...
  • What Happens When the Dalai Lama Dies?

    05/31/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT · by SteveH · 52 replies · 757+ views
    AP ^ | May 30, 2010 | Tim Sullivan
    DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The question looms over this raggedy hillside town, a place where ancient mysticism constantly brushes against the realities of modern geopolitics. The monks who fled across the Himalayas ask it quietly, as do the exile politicians. Even the angry young activists are careful how they raise the issue. But as the man at the center of the Tibetan exile movement approaches his 75th birthday, the question has become impossible to escape: What happens after the Dalai Lama dies?
  • The Dalai Lama, Marxism and the Slave Plantation.

    05/21/2010 6:32:06 PM PDT · by freemike · 12 replies · 235+ views
    libertas ^ | 5/21/10 | freemike
    So the Dalai Lama says he’s a Marxist. Well, good for him. He says Marxism has better morals than Capitalism. Oh really? I guess he’d say the same about the slave plantation too, then. Marxism and the slave plantation have a lot in common. Really not much difference at all. Tell me where I am wrong?Libertas
  • 'I'm a Marxist' says Dalai Lama, but agrees capitalism has helped China

    05/21/2010 10:22:34 AM PDT · by kbennkc · 53 replies · 670+ views
    AFP ^ | May 21, 2010 8:42AM | From correspondents in New York
    TIBETAN spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says he's a Marxist, yet credits capitalism for bringing new freedoms to China, the communist country that exiled him. "Still I am a Marxist," the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader said in New York, where he arrived today with an entourage of robed monks and a heavy security detail to give a series of paid public lectures. "(Marxism has) moral ethics, whereas capitalism is only how to make profits," the Dalai Lama, 74, said.
  • 'I'm a Marxist' says Dalai Lama, but agrees capitalism has helped China

    05/20/2010 4:02:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 122 replies · 3,432+ views
    AFP ^ | May 20, 2010
    TIBETAN spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says he's a Marxist, yet credits capitalism for bringing new freedoms to China, the communist country that exiled him. "Still I am a Marxist," the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader said in New York, where he arrived today with an entourage of robed monks and a heavy security detail to give a series of paid public lectures. "(Marxism has) moral ethics, whereas capitalism is only how to make profits," the Dalai Lama, 74, said. However, he credited China's embrace of market economics for breaking communism's grip over the world's most populous country and forcing the...
  • If the U.S. president thing doesn't work out for Obama, new poll finds he'd do very well in Europe

    04/27/2010 3:19:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies · 560+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4-27-10 | Andrew Malcolm
    A new poll out this morning delivers the fascinating findings that President Barack Obama is much more popular in Europe than at home. No one else comes even close to his foreign popularity. Americans, however, have now come to like Obama's vanquished political opponent, Hillary Clinton, the same as they do him. And now they like the Dalai Lama even more than that pair. As the president heads out today to campaign in Iowa, scene of his first state triumph in 2008, a new France 24/Harris Poll of more than 6,100 people finds the folks in France, Italy, Germany, Great...
  • The Dalai Lama May not Visit Moscow

    04/23/2010 3:14:06 PM PDT · by 0beron · 5 replies · 350+ views
    Eponymous Flower ^ | 04/23/2010 | Tancred]Russia refuses the Dalai Lama entry. The buddhist Community reported that the foreign minister in Moscow refused the visa with consideration of China's objections.
  • Dalai Lama offers advice for Woods after asking, 'Tiger who?'

    02/21/2010 1:20:05 PM PST · by Daffynition · 33 replies · 927+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | February 21st 2010 | Rich Schapiro
    The Dalai Lama said Saturday that he had - somehow - never heard of Tiger Woods. When Woods' sex scandal was explained to him, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader emphasized the importance of self-discipline. All religions have the same idea "when it comes to adultery," he said. "Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. . . . Self-discipline with awareness of consequences." Woods, in his carefully scripted apology on Friday, struck a similar line. He said that in recent years he had "drifted away" from the Buddhist values of his upbringing. "Buddhism," he said, "teaches that a...
  • Question: Did the White House throw the Dalai Llama out with the garbage on purpose?

    02/21/2010 9:27:30 AM PST · by PennsylvaniaMom · 75 replies · 2,135+ views
    HillBuzz ^ | February 21, 2010 | HillBuzz
    Why Did the White House Throw the Dalai Lama out with the Garbage on Purpose?
  • Dalai Lama doesn't fault Obama for low-key meeting

    02/21/2010 6:59:18 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 396+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 21 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The Dalai Lama says he doesn't fault President Obama for his low-key reception in Washington because he recognizes that the president must juggle ties to the Tibetan spiritual leader with concerns about angering China. The Dalai Lama told The Associated Press he understands that Obama must be practical in exercising his commitment to human rights worldwide. "No disappointment. The last six decades my heart hardened. I do not consider important political gestures. I don't care. The important is meet face-to-face," said the Dalai Lama, who was sometimes assisted by a translator. "With President Clinton, the...
  • Liars, Clowns, and Thieves #2

    02/20/2010 5:48:02 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 1 replies · 324+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 2/20/2010 | Snarky Basterd/Jamie
    Snarky Photochoppage of ... the Dalai Lama's non-public audience with Zero ... the Dalai Lama going out with the White House garbage ... Iran's nuclear design ... the U.N. and Climategate.
  • Obama Sends Dalai Lama Out With the Trash

    02/19/2010 12:41:49 PM PST · by eRtwngr · 34 replies · 1,221+ views
    Blogspot ^ | 2/19/2010 | eRtwngr
    I think we can safely say the left has ceded their moral superiority on human rights. Afraid of offending their Chinese baker friends, they block the press from their meeting and then send their holy guest out the side door where the trash is sent.
  • Escape From Lhasa (The Roots of America's Special Relationship With the Dalai Lama)

    02/19/2010 12:15:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 409+ views
    American Prowler ^ | 2.19.10 | George H. Wittman
    On July 3, 1942, only seven months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a personal letter to the then seven-year-old Dalai Lama that was to be carried to Tibet's spiritual leader in Lhasa by the OSS officers, Major Ilya Tolstoy, grandson of the famous novelist, and Captain Brooke Dolan, Harvard-educated experienced South Asia and China hand. It took these two intrepid adventurers until December to overcome the political, diplomatic, and physical obstacles between Washington and the very distant Tibet. Friendship between the United States and the spiritual leadership of Tibet was the intent, and...
  • Obama defies China by meeting Dalai Lama (but makes him leave via rubbish bags at side exit)

    02/18/2010 2:55:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 64 replies · 1,449+ views ^ | Feb. 18, 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    The Dalai Lama and U.S president Barack Obama met for the first time at the White House today, defying furious protests from China. The two Nobel Peace Prize winners seemed intent on keeping the meeting low-key, in order avoid worsening tensions between the two countries. The Tibetan spiritual leader, who was also denied a meeting in the Oval office, left via a side entrance where rubbish bags were piled up and The White House didn't release photos of the meeting until several hours afterwards. Wearing sandals and burgundy robes, he said he had expressed to Mr Obama his admiration for...
  • Defying China, Obama to meet Dalai Lama

    02/18/2010 2:49:22 AM PST · by myknowledge · 15 replies · 541+ views
    Nine News ^ | February 18, 2010 | Shaun Tandon
    Defying anger from China, US President Barack Obama will on Thursday meet with Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who plans to seek his assistance in finding a solution in his homeland. The Nobel Peace Prize laureates will speak away from the cameras in the White House Map Room for a meeting the US administration calls private but which China has warned could worsen relations between the Pacific powers. The Dalai Lama, who fled to India in 1959, landed in snowy Washington on Wednesday and immediately joined a group of fellow Tibetan exiles as they celebrated their new year,...
  • China needs to have some fun pushing us around

    02/16/2010 2:59:04 AM PST · by Scanian · 13 replies · 451+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 16, 2010 | John Crudele
    While we were all watching Greece beg for money in Europe, a bunch of things were happening last week in China that were at least as noteworthy for our country. First, a couple of Chinese generals suggested that it would be a good idea if their country dumped some US bonds to teach America a lesson for continuing to sell armaments to Taiwan. Then Zhu Weiqun, a Communist Party leader for China's Tibetan affairs, said that it would be wise if President Obama didn't meet with the Dalai Lama, the religious leader who Beijing hates. Zhu said such a meeting...
  • China demands U-turn on Obama's Dalai Lama meet

    02/12/2010 2:05:59 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 100 replies · 3,282+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | Feb. 12, 2010 | Marianne Barriaux
    China on Friday demanded the White House cancel a meeting between US President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama, warning that already strained ties between the two powers would be damaged further. Beijing reacted angrily to the White House announcement that Obama would next week receive the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, accused by China of seeking independence for his homeland. "We firmly oppose the Dalai Lama visiting the United States and US leaders having contact with him," foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said. "We urge the US side to fully understand the high sensitivity of Tibet-related issues, and honour its...
  • China ramps up tone in disputes with US

    02/07/2010 7:58:05 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 28 replies · 589+ views
    Space War ^ | 02/07/2010 | AFB via Space War
    China on Friday stepped up the pressure on the United States, voicing fresh anger over an upcoming visit to Washington by the Dalai Lama and pledging a response to a giant US arms sale to Taiwan. With relations between the two nations deteriorating over a set of disputes, China said that it made a "solemn representation" to Washington about President Barack Obama's upcoming meeting with the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled leader. "China resolutely opposes the visit by the Dalai Lama to the United States, and resolutely opposes US leaders having contact with the Dalai Lama," foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu...
  • Despite Chinese protests, Obama will meet with Dalai Lama

    02/02/2010 11:35:04 AM PST · by Justaham · 8 replies · 388+ views ^ | 2-1-10 | Xuan Thai
    President Barack Obama still plans to meet with exiled Tibetan religious leader the Dalai Lama despite recent protests from Chinese officials, according to the White House. "The president told China's leaders during his trip last year that he would meet with the Dalai Lama and he intends to do so," said Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton aboard Air Force One. "To be clear, the U.S. considers Tibet to be a part of China and we have human rights concerns about the treatment of Tibetans," Burton continued. Although a date for the meeting has not been announced, Burton emphasized that the...
  • China warns Obama not to meet Dalai Lama

    02/01/2010 8:54:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 541+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb. 1, 2010
    China on Tuesday warned US President Barack Obama against meeting the Dalai Lama, saying it would "seriously undermine" Sino-US ties -- the latest salvo in an escalating row between the two powers. Beijing also said no progress had been made in the latest round of talks between Chinese officials and envoys of the Buddhist monk, saying the two sides remain "sharply divided" on the future of the Himalayan region. The comments came after the first negotiations between the two sides in more than a year, which wrapped up at the weekend. The envoys of the Dalai Lama returned to their...
  • Dalai Lama: Obama's Nobel Is 'A Little Early'

    12/10/2009 6:55:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies · 672+ views
    SKY News via Yahoo! News ^ | December 10, 2009
    As Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, the Dalai Lama told Sky News he believed the award was "a little early". He also cautioned the US president against relying too much on his advisers. The Dalai Lama told Sky News: "I think if you are realistic, it may have been a little early but it doesn't matter, I know Obama is a very able person. "Sometimes these individual persons rely on different advice from different people so like former President Bush junior, as a human being I really love him, really wonderful person, very honest, very truthful....
  • Dalai Lama: Obama's Nobel Prize Is 'A Little Early'

    12/10/2009 12:55:05 AM PST · by malkee · 5 replies · 512+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 10,2009
    The exiled Tibetan leader won the Nobel Peace Prize 20 years ago for his peaceful opposition to Chinese rule in his country, but believes President Obama was awarded the prize "a little" too soon.
  • Dalai Lama: Obama's Nobel Is 'A Little Early'

    12/09/2009 7:44:42 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies · 496+ views ^ | 12/09/09 | Ian Woods
    As Barack Obama prepares to accept the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, the Dalai Lama tells Sky News he believes the award is "a little early". He also cautioned the US president against relying too much on his advisers. The exiled Tibetan leader won the Nobel prize 20 years ago for his peaceful opposition to Chinese rule in his country. President Obama is in Norway to collect his award, which he has controversially been awarded in his first year in office. Some commentators have joked that the award was for "not being George Bush". The Dalai Lama told Sky News:...
  • New Zealand PM will not meet Dalai Lama

    11/18/2009 12:13:17 AM PST · by ketelone · 9 replies · 450+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 18th November 2009 | IANS
    New Zealand PM will not meet Dalai Lama IANS 18 November 2009, 01:17pm WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said on Wednesday that he would not meet the Dalai Lama when he visits the country next month. "The reason simply is I've decided that I wouldn't get a lot out of that particular meeting," he told reporters. "I don't see every religious leader that comes to town. I've seen him in the past, I may see him in the future." Key, who said before he was elected a year ago that he would meet the Dalai Lama on future...
  • China cautions 'black' Obama over meeting Dalai Lama

    11/12/2009 10:31:12 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 25 replies · 1,049+ views
    Times of India ^ | 12 November 2009, | Saibal Dasgupta
    BEIJING: China on Thursday invoked Abraham Lincoln’s anti-slavery philosophy to persuade US president Barack Obama from meeting the Dalai Lama. Obama is due to visit China in mid-November but the local government is worried he might meet the Tibetan leader immediately after that. "He is a black president, and he understands the slavery abolition movement and Lincoln's major significance for that movement," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters. Qin pointed out the Chinese government had abolished slavery, which was widespread in Tibet during the regime of the Dalai Lama, in 1959. Obama should also realize that the Dalai...
  • I would have met Dalai Lama if I were the US President: McCain (McLame wants an Obama Cabinet post)

    11/11/2009 11:57:35 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 718+ views
    Washington, November 11: Falling short of calling it a "mistake", top Republican Senator John McCain today said he would have met Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama if he were the president of the United States. McCain, who lost to President Barack Obama in the last year's presidential elections, said this in an interview to CNN, wherein he was critical of the Obama Administration adopting a softer approach on human rights in China and not meeting the Dalai Lama, when he was here last month. "I can't say it was a mistake. I have to give the President the benefit...