This would be interesting. Obviously unconfirmed right now, but the Dalai Lama is supposed to be addressing a number of high lamas this month about this very subject:
The newspaper Undesnii Shuudan has published a report saying a nine-year-old boy from Mongolia has been determined to be the successor to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The Dalai Lama, 76, has said that the fate of Tibet would be determined by his successor, and there have been fears that the Chinese government would interfere with the selection of the 15th Dalai Lama.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said he wants his successor to be determined while he is still alive. According to the newspaper, the successor was chosen from among 300 children from Nepal, India, Mongolia, and Khalimag.
We’ll probably hear something about this either way soon.