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Why Beijing's attempt to control the Dalai Lama's reincarnation will not work

Reincarnation and the Dalai Lama

Tibetan Buddhist lamas praying behind some food offerings in a liturgy rite. Communist China is attempting to control the reincarnation of the next Dalai Lama. (Photo supplied)

Song Jieja, Spain
China

May 18, 2017

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The media has repeatedly reported on the reincarnation issue of the 14th Dalai Lama which prompted Lian Xiangmin, director of the Contemporary Research Institute at the Chinese Tibetology Research Center, to weigh in. "The next Dalai Lama should be produced in the Dalai Lama's Qinghai province hometown on Chinese soil in accordance to historical customs and religious liturgy," Lian said.

However, the Dalai Lama said that the Chinese government had no right to comment on their internal religious processes. "The communist government should first openly recognize the reincarnation process and find the reincarnation of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping before they intervene on my reincarnation," the Dalai Lama said on April 9. 

He also said he would organize a conference to discuss the issue of the next Dalai Lama before the end of the year.

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