The Dalai Lama argued that women taking up leadership roles is vital to advancing societies and economies.
"March 10 is the 60th anniversary of an abortive 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet."
Despite the refusal of the American Film Academy to turn the Oscars Awards into a platform to express political views, the event witnessed numerous political protesting by awarded stars in the past.
Poor regulation, overcrowding are pushing Everest climbers away from Nepal to China, which is investing millions to boost a rival path to the top of the world.
China is tightening security for next month's twice-a-decade Communist Party Congress, cancelling police leave in Beijing, limiting tourism to Tibet.
Indian patients clutching small vials of urine queue patiently to see Yeshi Dhonden, a Tibetan monk who became a legend as personal healer to the Dalai Lama.