His Zenness better be careful about incentivizing the Chinese government in ways other than he intended:
The Dalai Lama responded to charges from China that he orchestrated deadly riots in Lhasa to sabotage the Olympics with a pledge to resign as temporal leader of Tibet’s Buddhist people if the violence — on both sides — did not stop.
This sounds like he thinks he has Master of the Universe type power.
Technically, the Dalai Lama cannot resign because he is revered as the reincarnation of his predecessor but he has often suggested that he will not return again.
Gee, what will Carl Spackler do on his deathbed now?