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NEWS - Beijing's choice of Tibet's
- Subject: NEWS - Beijing's choice of Tibet's
- From: Rangoonp@xxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 19:38:00
Subject: NEWS - Beijing's choice of Tibet's 'Panchen Lama' returns
NOTE: This is the Beijing government's choice of the next Dalai Lama,
not the legitamitely selected Lama. How many people will WILLFULLY
accept the government's choice ?? How many will be coerced to going to
the Tashilhunpo monastery?? And how many true Tibetans, not spies will
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - June 21, 1999
'Panchen Lama' returns
The child who was controversially appointed by Beijing as the
of the Panchen Lama returned to the Tashilhunpo monastery in Shigatse,
Tibet, yesterday, Xinhua reported.
The agency said that more than 600 lamas and a large crowd of Tibetans
welcomed the nine-year-old boy to the Panchen Lama's traditional seat.
The boy, whose Tibetan name is Gyaincain Norbu, is believed to have
a Beijing suburb since he was chosen four years ago. He returned to
The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, chose Gedhum
Nyima as the reincarnation of the Panchen Lama but Beijing dismissed his
choice and put Nyima under house arrest.
A spokesman for the Dalai Lama said last week that a "litmus test" for
Beijing would be to take its Panchen Lama to the Tashilhunpo monastery
see how many Tibetans would welcome him.