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China appoints its choice of Panchen Lama as head of party’s religious body, ignores calls for release of the other disappeared Panchen Lama

Gyaincain Norbu (Gyaltsen Norbu), the 11th Panchen Lama appointed by Chinese authorities to nullify the Dalai Lama’s selection has been appointed president of the regional branch of Buddhist Association of China (BAC) in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). On 22 June this year, Wu Yingjie, the Chinese Communist Party Secretary of TAR met with the newly elected members of the BAC’s TAR branch, a party controlled supervisory organ on Buddhism in People’s Republic of China.

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The United Nations Continuing ‘Search’ for Tibet’s Panchen Lama

By Ngawang Choephel Drakmargyapon* “If I die, I think two to three years, I think the Chinese may choose even one Dalai Lama. But Tibetans (will) not accept that. The Panchen Lama which they choose, some Chinese officials also they describe as ‘Fake Panchen Lama’.”                                               ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama, TIME Magazine, 7 March 2019 This report is an account of the largely unknown attempts made to ascertain the whereabouts, the well-being and the fate of …

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China silent on enforced disappearance of Tibet’s Panchen Lama as TCHRD observes 22 years of Panchen Lama’s captivity with a new report on Tibet’s prisoners of conscience

Today is the 28th birthday of Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who went missing 22 years ago along with his parents after they were detained by Chinese officials in Tibet. The Panchen Lama’s case has become one of the world’s longest enforced disappearances, the answer to which is considered a top state secret by the Chinese government. The last information on Panchen Lama’s condition became available on 6 September 2015 when Norbu Dhondup, an official from the United Front Work Department of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) responded to questions from the media that Panchen Lama was was living …

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