The twisting saga of Tibet-Taiwan relations

Perhaps one of the most interesting celebrations to follow the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Dalai Lama in 1989 was held in Taipei. It was organized by a group the name of which I do not recall, but it was made up exclusively of old

China tells the US to stop interfering in Tibet issue

China today lashed out at the US for interfering in the country’s internal affairs by making use of the Tibet issue and ruled out resumption of dialogue with the exiled Dalai Lama unless he “abandoned” his pro-independence stance.

A film crew and a flight to freedom

Wearing thin-soled plimsolls on their feet and dressed in little more than linen trousers and T-shirts, 17-year-old Pasang Rinchen and his younger brother Tenzin battled against the freezing wind as they made their way up the mountain pass.

Meditation Shown to Light Up Brains of Buddhists

Buddhists really are happy, calm and serene people – at least according to their brain scans. Using new scanning techniques, neuroscientists have discovered that certain areas of the brain light up constantly in Buddhists, and not just when they are meditating

A Yak Attack on Beef and Bison

As the sun sets on the Sangre de Cristo Mountains here in north central New Mexico, the dun-colored topsoil turns as red as blood itself. Long black shadows creep down the slopes in varying shapes: low and gnarly from thorny sagebrush, tall and