In the current issue (17 January 2008) of the New York Review of Books, Pankaj Mishra writes about dissenters in Tibet. In “The Quiet Heroes of Tibet”, the Dalai Lama plays a big role, especially with respect to “the extreme Chinese distrust of the Dalai Lama”. Mishra tells us (p. 40) that:
In August this year, the officially atheist Chinese regime passed legislation effectively banning Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission.
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