Panchen Lama steps out of mainland China

Panchen Lama, being groomed by China to rival exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Wednesday stepped out of the Chinese mainland for the first time to attend an international Buddhist conference in Hong Kong.

Dalai shadow on China`s future leader`s visit

The sudden postponement of boundary talks due to differences over Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama`s presence at a Buddhist conference has also put a question mark on the visit to India of China`s Vice President Xi Jinping.

International Buddhist conference starts in Nepal

The programmes also offer an optional tour to the birthplace of Lord Buddha.