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  1. September 18, 2014

    China-India border stand-off overshadows Xi Jinping’s deals

    A confrontation between Indian and Chinese troops in the Himalayas and Tibetan street protests in New Delhi cast a shadow...

  2. July 14, 2014

    The Brics try to reshape the world

    For those who love symbolism, the Brics summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, this week will be a banner occasion, a remarkable...

  1. FT Photo Diary

    July 7, 2014

    Waiting to attend the Kalachakra

    Tsering Topgyal/AP Buddhist devotees wait in line to get inside the venue of the Dalai Lama‘s teachings on the fifth day of...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    July 3, 2014

    Dalai Lama in the Himalayas

    Tsering Topgyal/AP Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, talks to a Buddhist devotee as he arrives at the Tibetan...

  3. June 13, 2014

    UK has fallen behind Germany and France, China warns

    Britain has fallen behind Germany and France in Beijing’s estimation, China warned, in unusually blunt language, before its...

  4. June 13, 2014

    Spiritual connections – and why I’m not a budget airline steward

    The Dalai Lama is on Twitter, a reader observed to me, seemingly to imply that if it is good enough for that sage, it is...

  5. June 12, 2014

    Chinese premier to meet Queen Elizabeth during UK visit

    The Chinese premier will be given a rare meeting with Queen Elizabeth when he visits the UK next week, according to...

  6. June 5, 2014

    Anti-Beijing protests may not remain non-violent, warn Tibetans

    Tibet’s leaders in exile have warned Beijing not to assume that Tibetan protests against brutal Chinese rule will always be...

  7. March 31, 2014

    Phuntsog Wangyal, Tibetan Communist, 1922-2014

    The Tibetan who was one of the Chinese Communist party’s most important ethnic allies but who later came to regret his...

  8. March 21, 2014

    Defender of the faith

    There is something of an irony in the fact that one of the world’s biggest cash prizes is awarded for contribution in the...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    March 4, 2014

    Carrying the leader Kathmandu

    Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters A Tibetan monk carries a portrait of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, during a...

  10. February 27, 2014

    Outgoing US ambassador to China sounds combative note

    Washington’s outgoing ambassador to Beijing has ended his three-year posting on a combative note, saying Chinese travellers’...

  11. February 21, 2014

    US ignores China’s warning on Dalai Lama

    President Barack Obama met the Dalai Lama in the White House on Friday despite a warning from Beijing that giving an...

  12. beyondbrics

    February 21, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT NEWS ** Viktor Yanukovich says deal reached to end Ukraine’s crisis | Ukraine’s embattled president Viktor Yanukovich...

  13. February 21, 2014

    China urges Barack Obama to scrap Dalai Lama meeting

    China called on US President Barack Obama to immediately cancel a planned meeting with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader...

  14. January 9, 2014

    Huffington Post to launch global digital publication

    The Huffington Post is launching a new global digital media publication that aims to “connect the world and connect the...

  15. December 8, 2013

    UK admits China relations slow to thaw after Dalai Lama visit

    China froze out Britain for more than a year longer than British diplomats expected after David Cameron met the Dalai Lama,...

  16. December 2, 2013

    Few cheer as City gets its mojo back

    Are good times rolling again in the City? News of an upturn in hiring, coming on top of an increase of more than one-third...

  17. December 2, 2013

    Cameron’s zigzag approach to China

    All western leaders are heavily focused today on what their political and trading strategies should be towards China. But...

  18. December 1, 2013

    Britain wins little reward from China in retreat on Tibet

    Britain has “sold the store”, “surrendered” and “totally capitulated” in its efforts to get back into the good graces of the...

  19. November 10, 2013

    UK finances on hold for David Cameron’s China visit

    George Osborne is expected to delay next month’s Autumn Statement by 24 hours to fit in with the travel arrangements of...

  20. November 7, 2013

    An exclusive interview with the Dalai Lama

    I arrive in Dharamsala, the Indian home of Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, groggy after an overnight train...

  21. November 1, 2013

    Patriarch revered for humility

    As they lined the route to Bangkok’s Bowonniwet Vihara temple, the police cadets of the Thai capital were witnessing a...

  22. October 15, 2013

    Risking stability to court the dragon

    For more than a year after David Cameron provoked China’s wrath by meeting the Dalai Lama, Beijing was a forbidden city for...

  23. October 13, 2013

    UK to relax tourist visa rules for Chinese

    Britain is to relax visa requirements for Chinese businessmen and tourists, George Osborne said on Monday, as the chancellor...

  24. September 22, 2013

    Davey looks to drum up Chinese investment into Britain’s future power

    Ed Davey will on Monday begin a 10-day visit to China to drum up inward investment in Britain’s next generation of power...

  25. beyondbrics

    September 19, 2013

    A new dawn for China-Mexico relations?

    You might have thought that Mexico and China, two export-focused, manufacturing-driven economies, would be interested more...

  26. August 30, 2013

    Tibet: life on the climate front line

    Jiang Shenglan is hunting for caterpillar fungus, and it is not going well. Sitting in a makeshift plastic tent in a high...

  27. August 15, 2013

    Film reviews: Kick-Ass 2, 2 Guns, Planes, When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun, Call Girl, Kuma and Bachelorette

    Jim Carrey recently denounced Kick-Ass 2, sequel to the incredibly successful part-British film about ordinary American...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    July 15, 2013

    Dalai Lama delivers a sermon

    Aijaz Rahi/AP Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama delivers a religious sermon at the Gyudmed Tantric Monastery in...

  29. July 9, 2013

    Chinese police open fire on unarmed Tibetans

    Reports that China’s paramilitary police shot unarmed Tibetans at the weekend, together with hawkish remarks by the...

  30. MBA blog

    June 24, 2013

    Travelling in China: part 2

      While the dragon boat festival has always been celebrated in Hong Kong, it has only recently become a public holiday in...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    June 14, 2013

    Dalai double

    Madame Tussauds Sydney/AFP The Dalai Lama (right), Tibet’s spiritual leader, stands alongside his Madame Tussauds wax double...

  32. June 13, 2013

    China is giving Europe a harsh lesson in geopolitics

    From time to time a small coincidence throws up a salutary reminder of the new geopolitical constellation. This happened the...

  33. beyondbrics

    June 5, 2013

    One little mentioned reason why China and Mexico are becoming better friends

    China and Mexico relations have never been easy, given that the two countries manufacture similar products and compete...

  34. The World

    June 4, 2013

    Xi Jinping in Latin America

    Xi Jinping visiting a coffee farm in Costa Rica (AFP/Getty) Where the US leads, China follows close behind. Or is that vice...

  35. May 7, 2013

    Cameron plans trip to China despite stand-off over Dalai Lama

    David Cameron still plans to visit China this year, Downing Street insisted on Tuesday, despite a diplomatic stand-off...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    May 7, 2013

    The Dalai Lama adjusts his Visor

    Gary Cameron/Reuters Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama adjusts his University of Maryland visor while attending the...

  37. beyondbrics

    April 29, 2013

    China: bronze heads, carrots and sticks

    What’s the connection between China, Christie’s, two bronze heads and the portfolio investor? Quite a lot, actually. There’s...

  38. FT Photo Diary

    April 25, 2013

    A Tibetan Buddhist monk in exile

    Ashwini Bhatia/AP An exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk carries a portrait of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a candlelit...

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