Author Topic: The US draws a red line, saying China cannot name Tibetan Buddhism’s next leader  (Read 5182 times)

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 Well, this news is rather a shocking news to me. Where, I thought there will be no other party could interfere with the Reincarnation of HH Dalai Lama. USA, with the global pandemic going on, the economy of the country  is facing great challenges, while, China pandemic is under control and seem that China is rising up as a Global Economic power, Yet, USA is taking this issues seriously to go against China.

It is a show that USA is trying to put up to use HH Dalai Lama issues to tell the world they still have power over China, or, is just a show? What do you think

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[Below is the news] From THE WORLD
Link: https://www.pri.org/stories/2021-01-08/us-draws-red-line-saying-china-cannot-name-tibetan-buddhism-s-next-leader


“China has essentially locked down, closed off, a really significant portion of the world. Tibet is not a small mountain kingdom. It's a vast area,” said Canadian Tibetan Lhadon Tethong, who directs the Tibet Action Institute. “Tibetans inside desperately are hoping for some stronger global support and intervention.”


To some extent, their hopes have finally been answered. It’s taken years of rare bipartisan cooperation, but the US has now quietly taken a step that draws a red line for China in Tibet. The policy change was buried in the $900 billion economic stimulus package, part of a $1.4 million spending bill President Donald Trump signed in December. It says that if Chinese Communist Party officials try to interfere with the reincarnation process of the Dalai Lama, the US will impose economic and visa sanctions.

“This, for Tibetans, is a huge win because it sets a precedent globally that it's one thing to tell the Chinese government, as many governments do, that this shouldn't be done and that they shouldn't do this,” Tethong said. “But to actually put some consequences, real consequences just changes the game.”


At 85 years old, the current Dalai Lama remains Tibetan Buddhism’s supreme spiritual authority. The title of the reincarnated leader who will succeed him is the Panchen Lama.

The monk who was first identified as the current Dalai Lama’s Panchen Lama successor died suddenly in 1989. A handful of years later, the Dalai Lama identified the young boy with the Panchen Lama’s reincarnated spirit, who would be his new successor. But within days, that boy disappeared and has reportedly been held in Chinese state custody ever since. Meanwhile, Communist Party officials chose another boy as the Panchen Lama, naming him the Dalai Lama’s successor.

If that man becomes the Dalai Lama, China will seek to control millions of followers across the world through him, said Bhuchung Tsering, vice president of the International Campaign for Tibet.

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“The US government is merely saying that the Chinese government should respect Tibetan Buddhist tradition.”