Tibet won’t crumble when Dalai Lama dies: China


BEIJING – The eventual death of the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, will have no major impact on the stability of the Chinese-ruled region, state media on Tuesday quoted top officials as saying. The officials attending China’s annual session of parliament hit out at the Dalai Lama, calling him a “wolf in monk’s robes” and saying he did not have the right to decide how his successor would be chosen.
“There will be little repercussions (when the Dalai Lama dies) due to religious factors, but we will take that into consideration and will surely guarantee long-term political stability in Tibet,” the Global Times quoted Qiangba Puncog, head of the region’s parliamentary delegation, as saying.