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WORLD
October 26, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
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.
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WORLD
November 7, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Braving snow and crowds, thousands of Mongolian Buddhists gathered to hear the Dalai Lama preach despite China's criticism of the visit. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader spoke for more than two hours at a convention center in the capital, Ulan Bator, that was filled to its capacity of 5,000. Hundreds stood outside to listen over loudspeakers. The Dalai Lama arrived Monday on his first visit in nearly seven years to Mongolia, which shares religious and cultural ties with Tibet.
WORLD
April 16, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Indian police detained 27 Tibetan protesters and deployed 5,000 police officers ahead of Thursday's New Delhi leg of the Olympic torch relay, hoping to avoid chaotic protests by Tibet supporters, police said. Police held the Tibetans after they marched along the path the torch is scheduled to take, local police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said. Protesters lighted a torch and chanted "No Olympics in China!" and "Freedom for Tibet!" Bhagat said the detainees were not charged and probably would be freed soon.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2003 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
Seizing an opportunity to promote its long-festering cause, a Tibetan rights group has issued a statement charging that the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana is displaying stolen objects in its new exhibition, "Tibet: Treasures From the Roof of the World." The artworks and artifacts, made for Dalai Lamas and drawn from museums in Lhasa, were loaned by the Chinese government.
FOOD
August 5, 2009 | David Karp
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.
NEWS
May 22, 1986 | United Press International
The Dalai Lama, the 50-year-old exiled spiritual leader of Tibet who lives in India, left for France on Wednesday for a private visit, officials in Paris said. He will arrive in the Mediterranean port of Marseilles and spend five days in the town of Digne.
WORLD
July 10, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
French President Nicolas Sarkozy will attend the Beijing Olympics' opening ceremony, his office said, ending his threat to boycott the event in an apparent attempt to soothe Chinese irritation over French support of Tibet. Sarkozy was the first world leader to raise the possibility of skipping the festivities to protest China's violent crackdown in Tibet after riots and protests there in March. A snub would have been a slap in the face to China's communist leadership, eager to use the Games to show off the country's clout.
WORLD
April 30, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands cheered the Olympic torch in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the last stop on the international leg of the flame's relay. The torch now will be taken to the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macao and then the mainland, including restive Tibet and the summit of Mt. Everest, and finally to the Games themselves in Beijing in August. Vietnam had assured its communist ally and giant northern neighbor that it would not allow demonstrators to disrupt the event, but several demonstrators were detained earlier in Hanoi, the capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The Dalai Lama said he sensed "genuine interest and sympathy" at meetings this week with President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell as he continues his campaign to create an autonomous Tibet. The Tibetan Buddhist leader's multi-city tour has been criticized as meddling by the People's Republic of China, which has long occupied his native land. "My main concern is the preservation of Tibetan culture ...
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