China 'fixes' Tibet succession
14.11.18: PROTESTERS in the West have accused the Chinese government of finding a 'puppet' to fill the shoes of the late Dalai Lama.
Tension has been running high in Tibet following China's mishandling of the mourning of its previous religious leader, who died just over a year ago.
A new Dalai Lama, who is believed to possess the soul of the last one, is normally found by a mystical process of signs and divination. Some Tibetan Buddhists have cast doubt on the new candidate put forward by China and have proposed one of their own.
This latest scandal poses a further threat to the elderly Chinese leadership, who are