China’s Panchen presents report card to top leadership

May 8, 2019 4:46 am0 commentsViews: 124

The Chinese appointed 11th Panchen Lama. (Photo courtesy: ImagineChina)

(TibetanReview.net, May07’19) – The Beijing-appointed Panchen Lama Gyaltsen Norbu has on May 5 presented his progress report to China’s top political advisor Wang Yang, according to the official Xinhua news agency May 6.

The report said Gyaltsen Norbu, appointed by China in 1995 in place of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, proclaimed earlier by the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the late 10th Panchen Lama, presented to Wang, chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee, a ceremonial scarf and “reported his studies and life in recent years”.

The report said Wang, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee- China’s apex leadership – “fully recognized the progress made by the Panchen Lama in terms of Buddhist attainments, cultural literacy, and religious influences.”

Gyaltsen Norbu, whom China puts up in Beijing as in the case of the late 10th Panchen Lama, is being groomed to play the tough task of winning Tibetan loyalty to the Communist Party of China and their patriotism to the Chinese state run by it.

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