A Chinese official said on Sunday that the central government has the right to confirm the new incarnation of the Dalai Lama and nothing he says or does will alter their power to do so. The remarks were made at a press conference ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), where the official also added that had it not being for Beijing’s intervention, Tibetans would have remained in the “dark age” of medieval practices and slavery.
The Chinese State Administration for Religious Affairs set out a series of regulations to ‘govern’ the reincarnation system in 2007. Reuters reports that Norbu Dondup from the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China said that due to this document, “no matter what the Dalai Lama says or does, he can’t deny to central government’s right to confirm the new incarnation.”
Read more: ancient-origins.net/news-general/chinese-government-says-they-will-decide-whom-dalai-lama-will-reincarnate-003778#ixzz3lAl41lND
Follow us: @ancientorigins on Twitter | ancientoriginsweb on Facebook