As the Dalai Lama’s age raises expectations of his demise, China ramps up the presence of its official alternative, the ‘Chinese Panchen,’ who finds little acceptance among Tibetans
Gyaltsen Norbu, referred to dismissively by some Tibetans as a "Chinese Buddhism official," has been visiting monasteries, schools and hospitals across the region, a road show that a state media publication described as preparation for "a post-Dalai Lama era."
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