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  1. February 8, 2013

    The Diary: William Dalrymple

    To Jaipur, where I help direct the annual literature festival. Eight years ago I gave a reading in Diggi Palace, a beautiful...

  2. May 28, 2012

    Lhasa protesters set themselves alight

    Two Tibetan protesters set themselves on fire near one of the holiest sites in Lhasa, the first self-immoliation to take...

  1. February 15, 2012

    Tibetan area calmed by Chinese tolerance

    As demonstrations against Chinese rule swept across the Tibetan plateau in March 2008, the monks of Gartse lamasery led...

  2. November 30, 2011

    Blundering past the tombstones of apartheid

    South Africa is no longer the place of new hope introduced by Nelson Mandela. Over the past week, after a number of chilling...

  3. November 27, 2011

    India and China cancel border talks

    China has pulled out of border talks with India after trying to persaude Delhi to shut down a Buddhist conference attended...

  4. October 4, 2011

    Tutu anger over Dalai Lama S Africa visa

    The Dalai Lama has cancelled a trip to South Africa after he was not granted a visa in time, an issue activists have blamed...

  5. September 26, 2011

    Tibetan monks set alight in protest at control

    Two young Tibetan monks set themselves on fire in western China on Monday in protest over government religious controls,...

  6. August 8, 2011

    Tibet PM vows to fight China’s ‘colonialism’

    The new leader of Tibet's government-in-exile has condemned Chinese rule over his homeland, striking a defiant tone as he...

  7. July 26, 2011

    UAE activists’ trial to re-open in September

    The United Arab Emirates will re-open a federal court hearing of five pro-democracy activists charged with insulting the...

  8. July 19, 2011

    China raises Xinjiang protest death toll

    China on Wednesday raised the death toll to 18 from a clash at a police station in the restive far western region of...

  9. July 1, 2011

    Campbell diary reveals Blair’s view of Prince Charles

    Tony Blair believed early in his premiership that Prince Charles was making “deeply unhelpful” interventions in government...

  10. June 23, 2011

    Ai’s case shows need to keep heat on Beijing

    Ai Weiwei, China’s most famous modern artist, has been released as abruptly as he was detained in early April, having spent...

  11. April 27, 2011

    Tibet opts for Harvard-educated leader

    Exiled Tibetans have voted for a generational shift in their leadership electing Lobsang Sangay, a Harvard University...

  12. April 25, 2011

    Hedge fund lessons on letting stars shine

    Saying you admire hedge funds, beyond some very narrow circles, makes you immediately unpopular. What’s to like about those...

  13. March 25, 2011

    Another dimension

    Werner Herzog kicks things off by asking me a question: “Did you see the film in 3D?” Although a “mild sceptic” of the...

  14. March 19, 2011

    Lessons in supreme leadership even for non-Buddhists

    From Dr Gautam Pingle. Sir, Your editorial “A new incarnation” (March 12) on the Dalai Lama raises an interesting question....

  15. March 14, 2011

    A spirited challenge to Beijing

    Tragedy in Crimson: How the Dalai Lama conquered the world and lost the battle with China, by Tim Johnson, Nation Books,...

  16. March 11, 2011

    Elephants and castles

    A silver tiger is prowling along Captain Krishnan Nair’s dining table. “People say I am a tiger but I say I am an elephant –...

  17. March 11, 2011

    A new incarnation

    The Dalai Lama is trying to shore up his succession. This time, though, he is not relying on reincarnation. On March 10, the...

  18. March 10, 2011

    Dalai Lama divines succession path

    The Dalai Lama’s announcement that he will step down as the political leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile highlights...

  19. March 10, 2011

    Dalai Lama to retire from politics

    The Dalai Lama is to step down as political leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile, potentially confounding the Chinese...

  20. January 7, 2011

    Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

    Representatives of the Catholic, Buddhist and Muslim faiths at a prayer rally, Manila University, October 2007 Twelve Steps...

  21. October 29, 2010

    India and China meet to resolve differences

    Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, has raised "difficult questions" over border disputes and trade imbalances with his...

  22. October 20, 2010

    Tibetan students protest language policy

    BEIJING, October 20 – At least 1,000 ethnic Tibetan students, demanding protection of their culture, protested in a western...

  23. October 8, 2010

    Norway struggles to limit impact on relations

    Norway has been left scrambling to contain damage to its relations with China after the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to a...

  24. September 23, 2010

    Elite groups can drown out Chinese voices

    It is five years since China was last convulsed by anti-Japanese sentiment. Several thousand young people demonstrated in...

  25. August 27, 2010

    China rejects visit by Kashmir general

    Simmering tensions between China and India flared on Friday after Beijing rejected an official visit by the army general...

  26. April 21, 2010

    Dutch spies boost operations abroad

    Dutch spies will step up overseas activities in a switch of focus from a domestic Islamist threat to dangers abroad, the...

  27. April 20, 2010

    Dutch spies boost operations abroad

    Dutch spies will step up overseas activities in a switch of focus from a domestic Islamist threat to dangers abroad, the...

  28. April 18, 2010

    Hu Jintao flies to China’s quake zone

    YUSHU, China, April 18 – President Hu Jintao flew to China’s remote and ruined Yushu county to speed relief distribution on...

  29. April 14, 2010

    Strong quake kills hundreds in China

    A man stands in the rubble near a destroyed building after an earthquake at Jiegu Town in Yushu, a Tibetan autonomous...

  30. March 27, 2010

    Chinese food reinvented

    Sydney fish market In the cold room of Christie’s Seafood at the Sydney fish market, Wayne Hulme shows Kylie Kwong his...

  31. March 22, 2010

    If You Can Read This

    If You Can Read This: The Philosophy of Bumper Stickers By Jack Bowen Random House $14, 224 pages California teacher Jack...

  32. March 11, 2010

    Dalai Lama backs Muslim Uighurs

    The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, expressed solidarity and support for Muslim Uighurs, raising the spectre for...

  33. March 11, 2010

    Dalai Lama backs Muslim Uighurs

    The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, expressed solidarity and support for Muslim Uighurs yesterday, raising the...

  34. March 10, 2010

    Dalai Lama voices support for Uighurs

    The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan leader, expressed solidarity and support for Muslim Uighurs on Wednesday, raising the...

  35. February 19, 2010

    Potential flashpoints

    1. Renminbi The US has consistently called for China to strengthen its currency. In late December, China appeared to dig in...

  36. February 18, 2010

    Choppy waters US navy visit

    The Chinese government allowed a US navy strike group to sail into its territorial waters yesterday, despite rising tensions...

  37. February 17, 2010

    US Navy strike group sails into Hong Kong

    The Chinese government allowed a US Navy strike group to sail into its territorial waters on Wednesday, despite rising...

  38. February 17, 2010

    The Chinese tiger shows its claws

    In recent months Beijing has been cracking down at home and lashing out abroad. China watchers are perplexed about the...

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