US ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit

World 05/25/19, 06:42

The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday. Terry Branstad also "expressed concerns regarding the Chinese government's interference in Tibetan Buddhists' freedom to ...

Dalai Lama says he feels almost normal as he leaves hospital

World 04/11/19, 22:13

The Dalai Lama says he feels "normal, almost normal" after leaving a New Delhi hospital where he was treated for a chest infection.The 83-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader spoke after he was discharged on Friday. He had been hospitalized on Tuesday after leaving Dharmsala to consult with doctors in the capital.He ...

The Dalai Lama recovering fast from chest infection

World 04/10/19, 23:08

The Dalai Lama has almost recovered from a chest infection and is likely to leave a New Delhi hospital in a day.His spokesman Tenzin Taklha says the 83-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader is feeling much better.The Dalai Lama flew from Dharmsala for consultations with doctors in the Indian capital and was ...

Dalai Lama hospitalized with chest infection, feeling better

World 04/09/19, 21:45

The Dalai Lama has been hospitalized in the Indian capital with a chest infection and is feeling better, his spokesman said Wednesday.The 83-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader is under medication and likely to spend a day or two in the hospital, spokesman Tenzin Taklha said.The Dalai Lama flew from Dharmsala for ...

60 years after Dalai Lama fled, China defends Tibet policies

China 03/10/19, 01:58

China is defending its often-criticized rule in Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled into exile amid an uprising against Chinese control, saying those who question its policies are merely biased.The official Xinhua News Agency said in an editorial dated Saturday that economic growth, increases in lifespan and better ...

German human rights commissioner to visit Tibet

Europe 12/05/18, 02:07

Germany's top official for human rights was due to visit Tibet Wednesday for a dialogue with Chinese counterparts after being denied permission to visit the heavily policed northwestern region of Xinjiang.German Human Rights Commissioner Barbel Kofler said in a statement that she had wanted to travel to Xinjiang, where an ...

China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet river

Asia & Pacific 10/17/18, 21:21

Around 6,000 people have been evacuated following a landslide in Tibet that blocked the flow of one of the region's key rivers, China's emergency services said Thursday.A barrier lake was formed on the Yarlung Tsangpo, the headwater of India's Brahmaputra River, following the Wednesday morning collapse of a cliff in ...

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