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2017 in review: The China contestation

Hardnews looks back at its year-long in depth reporting on China. In April, we looked at the growing tension between between India and China after the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh. We provided a detailed account on the visit, its implications and China’s desperate need to co-opt Tibetan Buddhism. In July and August, in the backdrop of the Doklam stand-off, our reporters travelled to Nepal and Sri Lanka to ascertain the impact of the fallout on the neighbourhood.

Govt snubs China over Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit

The government has said that no additional colour should be ascribed to Dalai Lama’s religious and spiritual activities in India

Hardnews Bureau Delhi

In the wake of the controversies generated by Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, the government today asserted that "no additional colour should be ascribed to his religious and spiritual activities."