April 9, 2019
A US Senator today strongly rejected the Chinese government’s claim it will decide the reincarnation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet.
“Let me be very clear: The United States Congress will never recognize a Dalai Lama that is selected by the Chinese,” Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said at a Senate subcommittee hearing today, April 9, 2019.
Gardner added: “His Holiness has laid out [his] succession. Only then will the US follow that succession.”