Sunday, August 30, 2009

Taiwan: no politics for Dalai Lama's visit

TAIPEI– Taiwanese officials said Sunday they hope the Dalai Lama will stay clear of politics to avoid angering China during his visit to comfort victims of Typhoon Morakot, the island's worst storm in 50 years. Although the Tibetan spiritual leader has traveled to Taiwan before, many fear his arrival late Sunday could hurt the island's improving relations with rival China — the signature issue in the 15-month-old administration of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou. More>>