Masood Azhar is the head of the Pakistan-based Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammad. India accuses the group of bloody attacks and wants Azhar designated as a terrorist, but China is standing in the way.
Two Chinese fanciers battled it out in an online auction to buy the star racer, smashing the previous record of €376,000 ($425,000). New interest from Asian markets in recent years has given the flagging practice a lift.
60 years ago, turbulent events in Tibet forced the Dalai Lama to flee to India, where he set up a government in exile. Although he says he's fighting for peace and more freedom in Tibet, China still sees him as a separatist.
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