Dalai Lama: Poison plot by China to kill me
In an exclusive interview with the Telegraph, the Dalai Lama revealed he had been given reports that Chinese agents trained Tibetan women to poison him while posing as adherents seeking his blessing. The nature of the attack was to come through a contact poison that the women might have in the hair or on their scarves.
The Dalai Lama lives in a temple in a high security area in Dharamsala, India.
The Dalai Lama also stated that there was suspicion of Chinese interference in the finding of his reincarnation(who would then take over after the Dalai Lama’s death). If the correct person is prevented from ascending after him, it could make him the last Dalai Lama, giving China free rein over Tibet.
Relations between China and the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhists have been strained at best. There have been 30 self immolations in the last year by Tibetans in protest against Chinese attempts to destroy Tibetan culture and religious adherence. While there have been reports of protests, Chinese soldiers are reported to be everywhere to prevent a rebellion.