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Dalai Lama Begins Visits in Mongolia

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, The Associated Press, Aug 22, 2006

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia -- The Dalai Lama met with worshippers in Mongolia on Tuesday, and the Chinese Embassy said it had no plans to protest his visit following assurances he wouldn't take part in political activities.

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Lingering boundary dispute clouds Tibet's future

By Jehangir S. Pocha, Boston Globe, August 20, 2006

How to define borders slows deal with China
HONG YA, China -- The plain-looking house with heavy wooden doors that overlooks this village is an unlikely shrine for Tibetan Buddhists.

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Dalai Lama's travel plans to Mongolia kept secret

The Associated Press, August 20, 2006

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia -- Mongolians are eagerly awaiting a visit this week by the Dalai Lama, although details of the revered Buddhist leader's travel plans remained secret amid concerns over likely protests from China.

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Beijing pledges 'a fight to the end' with Dalai Lama

by Jane Macartney, The Times, August 14, 2006

Beijing, China -- China’s new top official in Tibet has embarked on a fierce campaign to crush loyalty to the exiled Dalai Lama and to extinguish religious beliefs among government officials.

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Chinese official in Tibet orders crackdown on Dalai Lama worship

LGIB.gov.uk, Aug 15, 2006

The Dalai Lama has said he wants a 'middle way' rather than independence for Tibet, but the Chinese authorities accuse him of lying

Lhasa, Tibet (China) -- China's new top official in Tibet has started a campaign to stamp out allegiance to the exiled Dalai Lama and to extinguish religious beliefs among local government officials.

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Beijing Buddhist Receives 4-Year Sentence For Printing Scriptures

By Xi Wang, Radio Free Asia, Aug 11, 2006

Beijing, China -- Lei Dayong, a lay Buddhist from the Tongzhou district of Beijing, was sentenced in February to four years in prison for printing Buddhist scriptures.

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Tibet-Japan inter-Buddhist culture enhanced

Phayul, August 10, 2006

Tokyo, Japan -- Six senior monks from Gyuto monastery, Dharamsala, are currently on tour in Japan. The tour is being organized and sponsored by Tibet House, which is the cultural facet of the Liaison Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Japan and East Asia.

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Tibet launches Internet television for world to see Dalai Lama

Krasnoyarsk News, Aug 7, 2006

Lhasa, Tibet (China) -- Online lectures of Dalai Lama will be broadcasted in the Internet. Tibetan Diaspora located in India, where His Holiness Dalai Lama's residence is situated, launched its own Internet television station – www.Tibetonline.tv.

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Bronze statue of pioneering Chinese Buddhist monk shipped to India

Xinhua, Aug 6, 2006

Shanghai, China -- A two-and-a-half-ton bronze statue of Xuanzang (602-664), an eminent Chinese Buddhist monk of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), was shipped from Hangzhou to India via Shanghai on Saturday.

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Buddhism is big business for new breed of upwardly mobile monks

by ETHAN MCNERN, The Scotsman, Aug 4, 2006

Shanghai, China -- Piety and a knowledge of Buddhist scriptures used to be just about the only qualifications needed to become a Chinese monk. Now computer skills, foreign language ability and a degree in financial management are also desirable.

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