China Elevates Its Chosen Tibetan Spiritual Leader

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China Elevates Its Chosen Tibetan Spiritual Leader

Postby Mr. G » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:12 pm

BEIJING — China’s handpicked Panchen Lama, the teenage religious figure whose legitimacy is a matter of dispute among many Tibetan Buddhists, has been appointed to the country’s top advisory body, the state media have announced.

Although membership in the advisory group, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, is of nominal interest to ordinary Chinese, the Panchen Lama’s appointment on Sunday ratchets up the government’s efforts to elevate his stature among Tibetans. Because he was appointed by Communist Party authorities rather than by Buddhist leaders, many Tibetans reject his religious authority as the ranking leader after the Dalai Lama, who has lived in exile since 1959.

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Re: China Elevates Its Chosen Tibetan Spiritual Leader

Postby Heruka » Sun May 09, 2010 5:43 am

wonderful double think!

double plus good.
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