Washington DC — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who took charge of his office on May 2, 2018, has said in response to written questions from Members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he will publicly ask China to engage in direct dialogue with representatives of the Dalai Lama, without preconditions, to resolve the Tibetan problem.

China blocks the Dalai Lama's free iPhone App. Photo: File

Have you ever wondered "Where in the world is the Dalai Lama?" Now you can track him by downloading his free app—but not if you live in China.

There is some uncertainty over the precise date, but it was apparently on October 7th that units of the Chinese so-called People’s Liberation Army crossed the River Yangtze into Kham, the eastern province of Tibet in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Lama turns to iPhone to spread app-ness. Photo: Hürriyet Daily News

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has launched his own app for his followers who can stay up to date with his travels and teachings.