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 ...

Strong 6.3 earthquake rattles remote part of Tibet

Asia Pacific Nov 18, 2017

Strong 6.3 earthquake rattles remote part of Tibet

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck a remote part of Tibet on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries. The quake struck at 6:34 a.m. at a shallow depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) on ...