CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 22 September 2018

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Dalai Lama is public enemy number one

LHASA (AsiaNews): The Dalai Lama was declared public enemy number one by Wu Yingjie,  the Communist Party secretary in Tibet.

He told the Tibet Daily, “First, we must deepen the struggle against the Dalai Lama clique, make it the highest priority in carrying out our ethnic affairs and long-term mission of strengthening ethnic unity. The party must thoroughly expose the reactionary nature of the 14th Dalai Lama, crack down on separatist and subversive activities, and strive to eliminate at their roots harmful elements that damage ethnic unity.”

The Dalai Lama is regarded as a wolf in monastic clothing seeking Tibetan independence, the Nobel laureate is only asking only for cultural autonomy and religious freedom.

Beijing wants to influence the recognition of his successor by appointing its own Panchen Lama.

In 2004, the Chinese authorities issued a regulation requiring all living Buddhas, who are important religious authorities in Tibetan, to get government approval.

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