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Dalai Lama provokes foreign media to challenge China

February 27, 2010

People's Daily Online (People's Republic of China)
February 25, 2010

According to a report February 24 by the Global
Times, AFP and other news agencies reported a day
ago that the Dalai Lama deliberately claimed that
he may no longer be "reincarnated" in order to
prevent the Chinese government from "designating"
a boy with the Dalai Lama's reincarnated soul.

The Dalai Lama also expressed strong support for
Google, and said that the Chinese government
cannot stop western media from popularizing “democracy” in China.

According to a report from AFP, the Dalai Lama
said February 22 in an interview with National
Public Radio (NPR) that he is willing to
terminate the reincarnation institution in order
to prevent the Chinese government from announcing
the emergence of a new Dalai Lama through finding
a boy with his reincarnated soul.

He also claimed in regards to the issue of a
reincarnated soul boy, that the Chinese
government is "more concerned with this institution than me."

Aside from the succession issue, the Dalai Lama
also used Google tussle to provoke U.S. media
agencies to continue their confrontations against China.

According to a Reuters report February 22, the
Dalai Lama said while delivering a speech in Los
Angeles that it is unnecessary for Google to feel
depressed from the difficulties it encountered
earlier in China. He believes that under the
joint efforts of western countries and the
"exiled Tibetan government," Google will surely
restart its development in China.

Hu Yan, professor at the Central Party School
said in an interview with Global Times that this
was not the first time the Dalai Lama expressed
remarks on reincarnation and he has aired various
types of opinions through western media, such as
that he might choose his reincarnation when
alive; and his reincarnation could be a female.

The reincarnation institution is not determined
by the Dalai Lama himself, but rather it follows
the historically established conventions. Since
the Fifth Dalai Lama was conferred the title by
the Qing Government, the Dalai Lama's
reincarnation have all followed the historical
conventions under which the ultimate rights to
confirm the Dalai Lama's reincarnation after his
death belong to the Chinese Central Government.

Hu noted that the Dalai Lama's opinions put aside
the wills of several million ordinayr Tibetans
who are Tibetan Buddhism believers. Over the past
several hundred years, common Tibetans who are
Tibetan Buddhists have not believed in a certain
generation of Dalai Lamas, but the reincarnation
conventions. Although the CPC is atheist, China's
Constitution stipulates that citizens have the
freedom of religion and the freedom of China's
various schools of religious believers is under protection of law.
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