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Six decades on we are still turning a blind eye to Tibet

Six decades on we are still turning a blind eye to Tibet

As the anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising comes and goes once again, Australia's response to the continuing fallout is a deafening silence.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Dean Smith’s ‘hero hug’

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Dean Smith’s ‘hero hug’

Passing the marriage equality bill through the lower house, travelling to remote India to meet with the Dalai Lama; it's business as usual for Senator Derryn Hinch

Dalai Lama’s visit to Indian border area provokes an already tense China

Dalai Lama’s visit to Indian border area provokes an already tense China

This latest move pushes the Tibetan issue more firmly out of the spiritual and into the political sphere.

The traffic jam on top of the world: the Chinese boom busts into Tibet

The traffic jam on top of the world: the Chinese boom busts into Tibet

A construction boom and Chinese tourism has transformed the road to Lhasa. The way to Shangri-La is now congested with Tibetan truckies, migrant labourers and 4WDs. Journalist Michael Woodhead reports from Kangding.

PHOTO GALLERY: The killer Tibetan tremors

PHOTO GALLERY: The killer Tibetan tremors

Over 400 people have been killed and 10,000 injured in a series of earthquake in the Tibetan region of China, with this photo gallery showing rescuers desperately scrambling through collapsed buildings.

Unlike Bush, Obama gives Dalai Lama the cold shoulder

Unlike Bush, Obama gives Dalai Lama the cold shoulder

They used to be BFFs, but worried about upsetting China, US President Obama has now put off meeting with exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama, drawing criticism from both sides of politics. Even Dubbya didn't risk that kind of bad karma.

Why I fist-bumped the Dalai Lama

Why I fist-bumped the Dalai Lama

The mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, Myron Lowery recently met the Dalai Lama. The traditional greeting is to bow your head with your hands in prayer -- but Lowery opted instead for a "fist-bump" and an enthusiastic "Well, hello ... Dalai!" He explains why.

A guide to China’s ethnic groups

A guide to China’s ethnic groups

The Washington Post provides a bit of context and background to some of the largest of the 56 ethnic groups living within China's borders.

Who will be Tibet’s next Dalai Lama?

Who will be Tibet’s next Dalai Lama?

As the current Dalai Lama grows older, the question of just how the next Tibetan Buddhist leader will be chosen is growing more complicated.

The Dalai Lama’s Tibet: now that was hell on earth

The Dalai Lama’s Tibet: now that was hell on earth

The Dalai Lama and the system he represents made life intolerable for millions of Tibetans over hundreds of years, writes Greg Barns.