On Monday, China has accused America of using the United Nations (UN) to “meddle” in Tibet, as Washington escalated its bid to avoid Beijing from handpicking the successor of Dalai Lama.
Last week, the US ambassador-at-large international religious freedom Sam Brownback said that America has wanted the United Nations to take up the series issue of the Tibetan spiritual leader.
The option of his successor “belongs to the Tibetan Buddhist and not the Chinese Government,” Brownback told sources.
However, Beijing has replied angrily, claiming that America is attempting to “meddle in China’s internal affairs under the pretext of religious freedoms.”
At a regular press briefing in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang has said that “it is doomed to fail and will certainly be met with opposition from the international community.”
China has argued that it has brought development and modernization to the Himalayan Region – has growingly hinted it could name the next leader, who would probably be groomed to support the rules of China.
The Chinese Government has further indicated that it is waiting out the Dalai Lama, believes his campaign for greater autonomy will end with him in Tibet.
At the age of 84, Dalai Lama has once non-stop traveled slowed down and suffered a chest infection earlier this year, although he doesn’t have serious health issues.
The officially atheist government in 1995 has selected its own Panchen Lama and arrested a 6-year-old identified for the influential Buddhist locus, whom right groups termed as the world’s youngest political prisoner.
There are mindful of plans for Beijing, the 14th Dalai Lama has considered breaking with the centuries-old tradition, in which voyaging monks look for signs that a young boy is a reincarnation.
The Nobel Peace Prize Winner has said that he could elect his own successor, who is possibly a girl or even claim himself the final Dalai Lama.