In a blatant claim from China, it has said on Wednesday that the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s successor must be approved by them. China has reiterated the claim when the Dalai Lama is recovering from a chest infection at a hospital in New Delhi, India.
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang during a media briefing on Wednesday explained to a questing asking if China has any plans to appoint His Holiness’s successor, the Chinese central government has to approve the Dalai Lama’s successor chosen through the reincarnation system.
In a strong objection to Chinese interest in recognizing the reincarnation of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, a US senator has explained that the Congress will never recognize China’s choice of the next Dalai Lama. He affirmed the US congress will only follow instructions laid by the present Dalai Lama.
The Tibetan spiritual leader has also clarified in a recent interview to Reuters that if there is a need for his successor, he or she should be born in a free country. He also told that “in case you see two Dalai Lamas come, one from here, in free country [India], one chosen by Chinese, then nobody will trust, nobody will respect [the one chosen by China].”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama was rushed to the Max Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday morning from Dharamshala when he faced a light cough and chest pain. After being admitted at the private hospital, His Holiness has recovered from the infection and reported to be doing very well.