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Dalai Lama

View: India should reclaim lost leverage over China

America’s Tibetan Policy and Support Act (TPSA), which became law recently, highlights Tibet’s geostrategic importance, including as the source of Asia’s great rivers. Passed with bipartisan support, TPSA establishes a US policy that the selection of Tibetan religious leaders, including the Dalai Lama’s successor, is a decision to be made…
bubmag
January 14, 2021
Dalai Lama

US authorizes sanctions for China Dalai Lama meddling

President Donald Trump has signed a law that authorizes US sanctions on Chinese officials if they interfere in Tibetan Buddhists' selection of the next Dalai Lama. Congress overwhelmingly approved the Tibetan Policy and Support Act amid growing concern that Beijing will seek to handpick a successor to the 85-year-old spiritual…
bubmag
December 30, 2020
Dalai Lama

China has no theological basis to choose next Dalai Lama: US

China has no theological basis to pick the next Dalai Lama, according to a top US diplomat, asserting that the Tibetan Buddhists have successfully picked their spiritual leader for hundreds of years.“I travelled to Dharamshala, India, to speak to the Tibetan community that were assembled there in exile and to…
bubmag
November 18, 2020
Dalai Lama

China has no theological basis to pick the next Dalai Lama: US

Synopsis"I travelled to Dharamshala, India to speak to the Tibetan community that were assembled there in exile and to tell them that the US is opposed to China picking the next Dalai Lama," Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel D Brownback told reporters on Tuesday during a conference…
bubmag
November 18, 2020