(AP) — The Dalai Lama quote — ‘Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open’ — appeared Monday on Mercedes’ account on Instagram, one of a number of foreign social media services Beijing tries to prevent China’s public from seeing.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry called the Dalai Lama a “deceptive actor” after the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader said in an interview that Chinese hardliners have parts of their brains missing.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Communist Party boss in Tibet has urged the Panchen Lama, the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, to reject the Himalayan region’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, state media said on Tuesday. Controversy surrounds the position of the Panchen Lama since the boy the Dalai Lama named as the reincarnation of the leader disappeared when he was six years old. The fate of the missing Panchen Lama, one of China’s most zealously guarded state secrets, is just one area of contention between China and the Dalai Lama over Tibet, and continues to worry many Tibetans. Tibetan Buddhism holds that the soul of a senior lama is reincarnated in the body of a child on his death. The Dalai Lama and China’s officially atheist Communist Party have repeatedly tussled over who has final authority on the issue of reincarnation.