If you're a Chinese citizen and you'd like to travel to Tibet, it's now only a $46 ticket onto a fifteen-car passenger train and a two day ride to reach Lhasa from Beijing. For Chinese citizens this means chimes, bells and temples for sightseeing. For the Chinese government, it's even better -- an influx of Chinese culture and commerce will mean the slow dissolution of the cultural and national borders that still stand strong since the Chinese takeover of the 1950's.
As if that isn't enough, Chinese officials are now demanding that future lamas obtain permission from the Chinese government before reincarnating. Of course, this is an obvious effort to zero-in on the next Dalai Lama.
To create a law which attempts to mandate the astral and non-linear realms between the living and the dead is about as useful as using Myers-Briggs tests to solve conflicts in the Middle East.
Good luck China!Tweet