see more

Members of the Western Shugden Society protest as the Dalai Lama arrives at the Royal Albert Hall in London, on May 22, 2008. China's response to the earthquake disaster shows encouraging signs of openness, but Beijing still lacks the moral authority of a true superpower, the Dalai Lama said Thursday. Speaking on the third day of a visit to Britain, Tibet's spiritual leader -- who faced protests during the day -- warned that China's 'ruthless suppression' in Tibet would only fan calls for independence, which he did not back. AFP PHOTO/Shaun Curry (Photo credit should read SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of the Western Shugden Society protest as the Dalai Lama arrives at the Royal Albert Hall in London, on May 22, 2008. China's response to the earthquake disaster shows encouraging signs of openness, but Beijing still lacks the moral authority of a true superpower, the Dalai Lama said Thursday. Speaking on the third day of a visit to Britain, Tibet's spiritual leader -- who faced protests during the day -- warned that China's 'ruthless suppression' in Tibet would only fan calls for independence, which he did not back. AFP PHOTO/Shaun Curry (Photo credit should read SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)