19 Jul '11, 2am

'I will decide - no one else': Dalai Lama on China's 'ridiculous' plans to control the selection of his successor.

'I will decide - no one else': Dalai Lama on China's 'ridiculous' plans to control the selection of his successor.

Tibet's spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has insisted that he will guide the choice of his successor, saying China's plans to control the selection of the Buddhist leader were 'ridiculous.' -- PHOTO: AFP WASHINGTON - TIBET'S spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has insisted that he will guide the choice of his successor, saying China's plans to control the selection of the Buddhist leader were 'ridiculous.' The Dalai Lama on Monday headed back to his home in exile in India after a nearly two-week visit to the United States. President Barack Obama welcomed him Saturday at the White House, leading China to lodge a protest. China has tried to isolate the Dalai Lama, but he remains widely popular around the world and packed arenas throughout his US visit. Many Tibetans believe Beijing is waiting for his death, hoping his cause will end with him. The Dalai Lama, who turned 76 during ...

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