Tibetans say the Dalai Lama should choose his successor

Asia Pacific / Politics Nov 28, 2019

Tibetans say the Dalai Lama should choose his successor

Senior religious figures representing four schools of Tibetan Buddhism on Wednesday unanimously endorsed the Dalai Lama's sole authority to choose his successor, guaranteeing legitimacy that a possible Chinese appointee would lack. Over 100 lamas, including nine high lamas, or senior Buddhist priests, representing all schools ...

Asia Pacific Sep 14, 2016

China warns Taiwan not to allow Dalai Lama to visit

China on Wednesday warned Taiwan's new government against allowing exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to visit, after a high-profile Taiwanese legislator invited him to the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own. China regards the 80-year-old monk as a separatist. Taiwan's former ...

Asia Pacific Mar 1, 2016

New Taiwan president's dilemma: whether to host the Dalai Lama

Taiwan President-elect Tsai Ing-wen's diplomatic honeymoon with China could be short-lived if she allows the Dalai Lama to visit the self-ruled democratic island that Beijing claims as its own, two senior political sources said. China regards Tibet's exiled spiritual leader as a separatist, and Ma ...

Asia Pacific Nov 9, 2015

China says graft fight in Tibet also aimed at religion

The Chinese Communist Party's fight against corruption is also being applied in Tibet to officials who secretly believe in religion and try to make pilgrimages to the Dalai Lama, China's top official in the region said on Monday. Beijing says it "peacefully liberated" Tibet in ...