Botswana Prepares to Host Dalai Lama Over China’s Objections

Until a few weeks ago, says Lawrence Seretse, editor of The Botswana Gazette, few people in this nation of two million people even knew who the Dalai Lama was.   But now, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader is making headlines in Botswana as it prepares to host him August 17-19 for a human rights conference in the capital, Gaborone. China, which happens to be one of Botswana’s largest trading partners, has repeatedly objected to the visit. The objections carry weight because China is...

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