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Tibetans all around the world voted to elect the prime minister of their government-in-exile. The result of the elections held in March was announced on Wednesday in Dharamsala, India, where the Tibetan government-in-exile is based. (more…)

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The Dalai Lama (photo) announced a plan to transfer his political responsibilities to an elected figure, saying it would be to the long-term benefit of Tibetans.

Tibet’s spiritual leader and head of government-in-exile will start the formal process of stepping down next Monday, at a meeting of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile. (more…)

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French president Nicolas Sarkozy has met the Dalai Lama in the Polish city of Gdansk, during a gathering of Nobel laureates.

The planned meeting angered Beijing, which has retaliated by cancelling a forthcoming China-EU summit in France. (more…)

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The Dalai Lama’s policy of seeking autonomy rather than full independence from China, has been backed during the Tibetan exiles meeting in India. (photo, from legrandjournal.com.mx) (more…)

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Hundreds of exiled Tibetans have begun a landmark meeting in Dharamsala, the seat of Tibet’s government in exile (photo, from cnn.com), in order to discuss their homeland’s future with China.

The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, called the meeting, amid frustrations over repeated failed talks with the Chinese government, saying that new ideas were necessary. (more…)

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For the first time, China has admitted that anti-beijing protests have spread outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region, as security is ratcheted up.

On Sunday, in Sichuan, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported huge damage after riots, to government buildings and shops. (more…)

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Anti-chinese have been given until Monday to surrender, after ten people have been confirmed killed by the authorities in Tibet, during a riot in the capital, Lhasa.

Even though a top government official said the city was not under martial law, witnesses said tanks were on the streets on Saturday, after protests against China’s controversial rule in the region triggered violence a day earlier. (more…)

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