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

Amedeo Tumolillo

Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.