Dalai Lama’s star ‘waning in the West’

2014-12-19 06:39

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is drawing less and less attention in the West and manages to win eyeballs only with pointless suggestions that his title will die out with him, a top Chinese official told state media.

Zhu Weiqun, chairperson of the ethnic and religious affairs committee of the top advisery body to China’s parliament, told the state-run Global Times in remarks published on Friday that the Dalai Lama had no right to play with established custom.

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