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Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai Lama can not change Rituals to appoint Successor: China

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Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama.

Beijing, May 27, 2017: China on Friday said the Dalai Lama has no right to change the rituals and processes, set by the Chinese government, for appointing his successor.

Reacting to the Tibetan spiritual leader’s remarks that his incarnation cannot be born in a place where “there is no freedom”, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at a briefing, “The title of Dalai Lama is given by the central government. There are fixed set of religious rituals and processes and these cannot be changed by one individual.”

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“As for the reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism and the Dalai Lama reincarnation is concerned, the competent departments of the government have talked about it and have also issued a white paper. The 14th Dalai Lama is also clear about this,” Lu said.

“The 14th Dalai Lama was also enthroned under the representatives of the Republic of China at that time,” he added.

China calls the 14th Dalai Lama a separatist who has been demanding autonomy in Tibet. The Tibetan spiritual leader fled to India in 1959 after a failed uprising and has been living there since then. (IANS)

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  • steelsil

    What astonishing chutzpah the Chinese Communist Party displays. They are nothing but a gang of thieves.

  • kritikl

    China has no right to place or set rituals of another nation or make rules for another nations internal affairs. Tibet and its people are not of Chinese origin and China is the illegitimate entity that interferes in the affairs of another nation. The Tibetans can decide their own destiny and follow its religious icon His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The monks of Tibet have their own committee to find and appoint the Dalai Lama. Nature in its own wisdom has evolved so that the new Dalai Lama even though a child finds the committee. These are the truths the Tibetan budhist monks believe. Tell China not to spread ugly propaganda news.

  • kritikl

    Government of China makes up fantasies like the power it holds that it can solely enthrone the Dalai Lama. Tell China to get the hell out of Tibet and not manipulate and make up stories like the rebellion inside Tibet had to be crushed and other stories that say His Holiness is a dissident of the Tibetan race and not a genuine Dalai Lama. Tibet and the Dalai Lama are legitimate indipendent nation. China is playing the false god of Tibet. That Tibet can not decide anything about Tibet and everything about Tibet is to be decided by the Government of China. It is amazingly disgusting that China can make up so many lies. Chinese news is full of deciet and lies and that is why it is called the Chinese propaganda.

  • Langundo

    We need some hackers to take down China’s firewall so the all the various peoples being oppressed by the communists can organize and take down the party.

  • vedika kakar

    U want to take away Tibet as well as interfere in their culture?
    Y is China trying to harm probably the best religious leader in this world and most renowned after the Pope?

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  • steelsil

    What astonishing chutzpah the Chinese Communist Party displays. They are nothing but a gang of thieves.

  • kritikl

    China has no right to place or set rituals of another nation or make rules for another nations internal affairs. Tibet and its people are not of Chinese origin and China is the illegitimate entity that interferes in the affairs of another nation. The Tibetans can decide their own destiny and follow its religious icon His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The monks of Tibet have their own committee to find and appoint the Dalai Lama. Nature in its own wisdom has evolved so that the new Dalai Lama even though a child finds the committee. These are the truths the Tibetan budhist monks believe. Tell China not to spread ugly propaganda news.

  • kritikl

    Government of China makes up fantasies like the power it holds that it can solely enthrone the Dalai Lama. Tell China to get the hell out of Tibet and not manipulate and make up stories like the rebellion inside Tibet had to be crushed and other stories that say His Holiness is a dissident of the Tibetan race and not a genuine Dalai Lama. Tibet and the Dalai Lama are legitimate indipendent nation. China is playing the false god of Tibet. That Tibet can not decide anything about Tibet and everything about Tibet is to be decided by the Government of China. It is amazingly disgusting that China can make up so many lies. Chinese news is full of deciet and lies and that is why it is called the Chinese propaganda.

  • Langundo

    We need some hackers to take down China’s firewall so the all the various peoples being oppressed by the communists can organize and take down the party.

  • vedika kakar

    U want to take away Tibet as well as interfere in their culture?
    Y is China trying to harm probably the best religious leader in this world and most renowned after the Pope?

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Taiwan President Announced Re- election after she Spoke Against China’s President Suggestion

Tsai indicated she plans to run for another four-year term as president.

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FILE - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan, Jan. 5, 2019. VOA

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen announced her re-election bid this week following a bump in public polling that came after she spoke out against Chinese President Xi Jinping’s suggestion that Taiwan and China unify as one country.

She was polling at 24 percent after her party lost local elections in November. In January she was speaking out every few days against Xi’s idea and her approval ratings hit 34.5 percent by Jan. 21, according to a Taiwan Public Opinion Foundation survey.

On Wednesday, Tsai indicated she plans to run for another four-year term as president. Inspired by her jump in approval ratings, Tsai will center at least the early part of her campaign over the coming year on raising public suspicion of China, political scientists say.

“Their campaign strategy is to speak of hating China, fearing China and refusing China,” said Huang Kwei-bo, vice dean of the international affairs college at National Chengchi University. If officials reiterate these messages and they appear in the mass media, he said, “ultimately people will be affected by them.”

China has claimed sovereignty over Taiwan since the 1940s and insists that the two sides eventually unify. Most Taiwanese oppose that outcome.

 

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FILE- President of China Xi Jinping arrives for the APEC CEO Summit 2018 at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Nov. 17, 2018. VOA

Opportunity to talk about China

The Chinese president’s Jan. 2 speech urging Taiwan to accept unification gave Tsai an unexpected opening to warn citizens against ties with China, political experts say.

In his remarks, Xi urged Taiwan to merge with China under a “one country, two systems” model that his government applies now to Hong Kong. Hong Kong is ruled from Beijing, but local officials make some decisions.

China has claimed Taiwan since the Chinese Civil War, when Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists lost and rebased their government in Taiwan. Tsai took office in 2016. Since then she has irked China by refusing to negotiate on the condition that both sides belong to one China.

More than 70 percent of Taiwanese say in government surveys they prefer today’s self-rule, or full legal independence from China, over unification.

In one comment since the Chinese president’s speech, Tsai warned at an impromptu news conference Wednesday against any China-Taiwan peace agreement.

“China’s military ambitions and not giving up deployment of arms against Taiwan are making the region unstable,” she said. “As China doesn’t give up weapons aimed at Taiwan and emphasizes ‘one country, two systems,’ there’s no way to negotiate equally and there can’t be any real peace.”

Knack for China issues

Tsai, as former chairwoman of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party and a former government official in charge of Taiwan’s China policy, knows the issue particularly well, said Lin Chong-pin, a retired strategic studies professor in Taiwan.

“This is her forte,” Lin said. “She has been immersed in it for 18 long years.”

Since 2016, China has shown displeasure with Tsai by passing military aircraft and ships near Taiwan and persuading five foreign countries to switch allegiance from Taipei to Beijing. Taiwan has just 17 allies left.

“In international relations, what she can do is limited, we all know that, but in winning the public support in Taiwan, especially on controversial issues like ‘one country, two systems,’ she’s very, very capable,” Lin said.

Her party takes a guarded view of China compared to Taiwan’s main opposition camp, which advocates that the two sides talk on Beijing’s condition.

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FILE – Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je casts his ballot at a polling station, Nov. 24, 2018, in Taipei, Taiwan. VOA

Tough campaign

According to a survey released Thursday by Taiwan television network TVBS, Tsai would take 16 percent of the vote if the presidential race were held today and she ran against non-party aligned Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je and Han Kuo-yu, opposition Nationalist Party mayor of the southern city Kaohsiung. The two mayors would get shares of more than 30 percent each, TVBS said.

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FILE – Nationalist Party’s Han Kuo-yu reacts after winning the mayoral election in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Nov. 24, 2018. VOA

Much of the public wants Tsai to stand up against China but also take stronger action on domestic economic problems, voters said in interviews in November. Among the domestic issues: low wages compared to other parts of Asia and rising costs, especially real estate.

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“She has already shown that she is against the ‘one family, two sides’ or ‘one country, two systems.’ That’s good,” said Shane Lee, political scientist with Chang Jung Christian University in Taiwan. “That will probably give her some points. But domestically there are many policies she will have to change.” (VOA)