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World Religion News: Young Tibetan monks in the Qinghai Province are being blocked by Chinese authorities from returning to their monasteries following New Year visits with their families.
Times of India: The Tibetan parliament-in-exile has condemned the firing by Chinese police on Tibetans celebrating the birthday of their spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, in Tawu region in eastern Tibet on July 6.
National Post: A crack has appeared in China’s decades-old campaign against the Dalai Lama, with some monasteries reporting that they are no longer being forced to denounce the Tibetan religious leader.
AP: Chinese courts convicted eight Tibetans over accusations they incited others to self-immolate in the first such prosecutions to become publicly known . . .
AP: China criticized British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday for meeting with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, saying it amounts to support for Tibet’s independence from Chinese rule.
BBC New (includes video): Authorities in China have launched a big security operation to try to end a wave of unrest caused by Tibetan campaigners.
News from The Associated Press: A Tibetan rights group has released graphic video of what it says is a Buddhist nun engulfed in flames on a city street in one of several apparent self-immolation protests against Chinese rule.
The Guardian: The Chinese foreign ministry has accused the Dalai Lama of “terrorism in disguise” for supporting Tibetans who have set themselves on fire in protest against Beijing’s rule.
Two monks immolate themselves in protest of China; Beijing to decide the next incranation of the Dalai Lama
News from The Associated Press: Also on Monday, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said that it has never been up to the Dalai Lama to pick his own successor and that Beijing will identify who is the next incarnation of the Tibetan spiritual leader.
TheHill.com: A Saturday meeting between President Obama and the Dalai Lama has further strained relations between the U.S. and its biggest foreign creditor, China.
Religion Clause: The Information Office of China’s State Council yesterday published a White Paper titled: Sixty Years Since the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet.
AP: China rejected pressure from a U.N. human rights panel about more than 300 Tibetan monks and said Thursday that local authorities are “conducting legal education” for the monks to maintain order.
AP: “The Dalai Lama lashed out at China on Wednesday, accusing it of trying to “annihilate Buddhism” in Tibet and rebuffing all his efforts to reach a compromise over the disputed Himalayan region.”
AP: “China urged the United States on Friday to immediately cancel plans for President Barack Obama to meet with the Dalai Lama next week, warning the move could further hurt ties.”