Beijing’s strategy on the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader who turned 85 in July, seems to be to wait him out. Photo: EPA-EFE Beijing’s strategy on the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader who turned 85 in July, seems to be to wait him out. Photo: EPA-EFE
Beijing’s strategy on the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader who turned 85 in July, seems to be to wait him out. Photo: EPA-EFE

Is the Dalai Lama set to become a relic of Tibet’s past?

  • According to Beijing’s propaganda banners, the spiritual leader is ‘the head of a political clique that seeks independence for Tibet’
  • China’s Communist Party is ‘continually refining its techniques for aggressive secularisation’, academic says

Topic |   Tibet
Beijing’s strategy on the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader who turned 85 in July, seems to be to wait him out. Photo: EPA-EFE Beijing’s strategy on the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader who turned 85 in July, seems to be to wait him out. Photo: EPA-EFE
Beijing’s strategy on the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader who turned 85 in July, seems to be to wait him out. Photo: EPA-EFE

Corrected [2:27pm, 3 Nov, 2020]

  • [2:27pm, 3 Nov, 2020]

    An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Todd Stein worked in Tibet for the US government. The story has been amended to clarify that Stein formerly advised the US government on Tibet issues.

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