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Dispute arises over sports car for Shaolin abbot

Xinhua, Aug 22, 2006

ZHENGZHOU, China -- The gift of a luxury sports car by the Dengfeng City government to a monk for his contributions to the local tourism industry has stirred up a heated debate on the Internet.

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Thousands flock to greet Dalai Lama

AFP AND AP, Aug 23, 2006

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia -- Thousands of people showed up at the monastery for the Dalai Lama's first public appearance on his visit to the Mongolian capital.

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China condemns Mongolia for hosting Dalai Lama

New Zealand Herald (Reuter), August 23, 2006

BEIJING, China -- China has condemned Mongolia for playing host to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama who is on a visit to China's northerly neighbour, a state newspaper said on Wednesday.

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China protests Dalai Lama's visit to Mongolia

DPA, August 22, 2006

Ulan Bator/Beijing -- China protested Tuesday the Dalai Lama's visit to Mongolia, which has historically maintained close religious and cultural relations with Tibet.

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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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