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Tibetan sets self on fire to protest China

A Tibetan monk in southwestern China has set himself on fire to protest against a 2008 crackdown, overseas groups said, adding to a string of self-immolation protests in recent years. Lobsang Palden carried out the act Sunday on "Heroes Street" in Aba county in Sichuan province, said the British-based advocacy organisation Free Tibet and the US outlet Radio Free Asia (RFA). Both said the road is so called because several such incidents have occurred there.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says US, China should focus on mutual interests and the long term

BEIJING, China - Common interests between China and the United States far outweigh the countries' differences, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday, sounding a cordial note following a minor spat over President Barack Obama's recent meeting with the Dalai Lama. Li told reporters that the two nations could do much more to further "unleash the potential" of bilateral co-operation and build on their already massive $520 billion in annual bilateral trade.

5 Tibetans arrested for staging anti-China protest in Kathmandu

Police on Monday rounded up a group of five Tibetan exiles for staging a protest against China near the Chinese visa office in central Kathmandu, a police official said. The two men and three women wearing "Free Tibet" T-shirts briefly chanted anti-China slogans before being arrested and taken away, police spokesman Ganesh K.C. told Kyodo News.

5 Tibetans arrested for staging anti-China protest in Kathmandu

Police on Monday rounded up a group of five Tibetan exiles for staging a protest against China near the Chinese visa office in central Kathmandu, a police official said. The two men and three women wearing "Free Tibet" T-shirts briefly chanted anti-China slogans before being arrested and taken away, police spokesman Ganesh K.C. told Kyodo News.

Nepal police arrest Tibetans for 'anti-China activity'

Nepalese police arrested nine Tibetans on Monday after stepping up security on the streets of the capital for the anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against China's rule in Tibet. About 30 police swooped on a handful of protesters, who waved Tibetan flags and chanted "we want a free Tibet", near the Chinese consular offices in Kathmandu, an AFP reporter said. "We have arrested nine Tibetans, four on suspicion of anti-China activity and five for carrying out anti-China demonstrations," police spokesman Ganesh KC told AFP.

China anger at Dalai Lama's US Congress meeting

China expressed anger Friday over the Dalai Lama's meeting with US congressional leaders, urging Washington to "stop conniving" with the man it brands a separatist working under the "cloak of religion". The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on Thursday delivered the customary prayer that opens each Senate session, after meeting President Barack Obama at the White House last month, a move that raised the ire of Beijing.

Dalai Lama encourages 'self-confident' US global role

The Dalai Lama on Thursday encouraged the United States to show self-confidence in defending democracy as top lawmakers rallied behind his calls to preserve Tibetan culture. Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, whose meeting on February 21 with President Barack Obama was condemned by China, returned to Washington where -- for the first time -- he delivered the customary prayer that opens each Senate session.

Dalai Lama encourages 'self-confident' US global role

The Dalai Lama on Thursday encouraged the United States to show self-confidence in defending democracy as top lawmakers rallied behind his calls to preserve Tibetan culture. Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, whose meeting on February 21 with President Barack Obama was condemned by China, returned to Washington where -- for the first time -- he delivered the customary prayer that opens each Senate session.

Dalai Lama encourages 'self-confident' US global role

The Dalai Lama on Thursday encouraged the United States to show self-confidence in defending democracy as top lawmakers rallied behind his calls to preserve Tibetan culture. Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, whose meeting on February 21 with President Barack Obama was condemned by China, returned to Washington where for the first time he delivered the customary prayer that opens each Senate session.

Dalai Lama to lead US Senate prayers

The Dalai Lama will lead the US Senate in prayer on Thursday as the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader meets leaders of Congress, his office said. It will mark the first time that the Dalai Lama -- whose activities overseas are strongly opposed by China -- will deliver the prayer that customarily opens each Senate session. The Nobel Peace Prize winner will later meet leaders of both the Senate and House of Representatives, said Kaydor Aukatsang, a spokesman for the Office of Tibet. A Senate aide confirmed the Dalai Lama's meetings.
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