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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:33 PM

China accuses US of using UN to 'meddle' in Tibet

China accused the US on Monday of using the United Nations to "meddle" in Tibet, as Washington intensifies its bid to prevent Beijing from handpicking the Dalai Lama's successor. Last week, Sam Brownback, the United States' ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said the US wanted the UN to take up the succession issue of the Tibetan spiritual leader.

The choice of the Dalai Lama's successor "belongs to the Tibetan Buddhists and not the Chinese government", Brownback told AFP. But Beijing responded angrily, saying the US is attempting to "meddle in China's internal affairs under the pretext of religious freedoms".

China has increasingly hinted it could name the next Dalai Lama, who would presumably be groomed to support Chinese rule. In 1995, the officially atheist government selected its own Panchen Lama (with spiritual authority second only to the Dalai Lama) and detained a six-year-old identified for the influential Buddhist position -- whom rights groups called the world's youngest political prisoner.

Mindful of Beijing's plans, the 14th Dalai Lama has mused about breaking with the centuries-old tradition in which wandering monks look for signs that a young boy is the reincarnation. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has said that he could pick his own successor, possibly a girl, or even declare himself the final Dalai Lama.


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Mon Nov 18, 2019, 02:22 AM



Hands off Tibet, China! And Hong Kong and the Uighers and all the other peoples who this sham of a country oppresses. They're not even communist anymore. They're basically fascists. The wealth gap there is the worst in the world.

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