If you thought China might be worried about what will happen in Tibet once the 76-year-old Dalai Lama dies, well, think again! The former "governor" of Tibet, Qiangba Puncog told reporters today:

"Of course there will be some small shock waves due to religious factors, but we will take that into consideration and will surely guarantee long-term political stability in Tibet."

In other words, China will continue to crack down on Tibetans even after the Dalai Lama is dead.

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