October 9, 2005 |
AT first, I must admit, I didn't like the land of the gods. Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, literally translates as "god ground." It's been called the farthest goal of all travel, the most hidden city on Earth, the hub of the kingdom of enlightenment, the locus of Shangri-La. Hardly a destination on Earth has been more mythologized.
August 5, 2009 |
Can it be that goji, the supposed legendary miracle fruit of ancient Tibet, is being grown in Dinuba? Nothing is surprising when it comes to this tiny orange berry. Virtually unknown in the United States five years ago, it is now seemingly everywhere, in martinis, granolas, nutritional supplements and even Lindsay Lohan's tanning spray.
October 28, 2009 |
Two people have been executed for their roles in deadly protests last year in Tibet, the first known executions for the violence, an overseas monitoring group said. China confirmed the executions but gave no details. Lobsang Gyaltsen and Loyak, who goes by one name, were sentenced in April on charges relating to "starting fatal fires," according to the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet. The group said the two were executed in Tibet's capital, Lhasa, but did not say when.
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August 30, 2003 |
China's governor of Tibet warned this week that the Dalai Lama's planned meeting with U.S. officials could jeopardize the exiled leader's chance of returning to Tibet. But the governor also expressed optimism over diplomatic progress, saying recent trips to Tibet by representatives of the Dalai Lama's government in exile have been crucial to improving relations.
March 10, 1988 |
Chinese Foreign Minister Wu Xueqian on Wednesday made an extraordinary public denunciation of the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet's Buddhists, calling him a political exile who "has far exceeded his capacity as a religious figure." Speaking at a press conference closing out his three-day visit to Washington, Wu made it clear that China is planning to adopt a tough stance toward Tibet after a new outbreak of violence by Tibetans against Chinese rule.
August 6, 2008 |
Two American and two British protesters displaying a "Free Tibet" banner were held by police today, state media and an activist group said, as the Olympic torch made its way through the city. The protesters unfurled Tibetan flags and banners declaring, "One World, One Dream: Free Tibet" and "Tibet will be free," the group Students for a Free Tibet said in an e-mail message. One banner said "Free Tibet" in Chinese.
October 26, 2008 |
The Dalai Lama said he has given up on efforts to convince Beijing to allow greater autonomy for Tibet under Chinese rule. The Tibetan spiritual leader said he would now ask the Tibetan people to decide how to take the dialogue forward. China has repeatedly accused the Dalai Lama of leading a campaign to split Tibet from the rest of the country. But he says he is only seeking greater autonomy for the Himalayan region to protect its unique Buddhist culture. "There hasn't been any positive response from the Chinese side," he said in Dharmsala, the north Indian town that is home to Tibet's government-in-exile.