“The turbulent chapter between Tibet and China is bound to end when the Dalai Lama passes and a new leader for the Tibetan people is named by the Chinese government. In spite of that, the Dalai Lama seems to have different plans. He’s hinted in the past that he may be the last person to hold the title, leaving the decision of his reincarnation up to the Tibetan people to decide. In this instance, Tibetans can reject the Chinese government’s choice of the Dalai Lama and be without a spiritual leader for the first time since 1391.”
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