Beijing selected Gyaincain Norbu as the 11th Panchen Lama back in 1995. Photo: Handout Beijing selected Gyaincain Norbu as the 11th Panchen Lama back in 1995. Photo: Handout
Beijing selected Gyaincain Norbu as the 11th Panchen Lama back in 1995. Photo: Handout

Will China’s ‘official’ Panchen Lama, now 30, take a bigger role in Tibet?

  • Beijing selected Gyaincain Norbu in 1995 to be the second-highest figure in the spiritual hierarchy, rejecting the boy identified by the Dalai Lama
  • He’s a member of a top Communist Party advisory body but a Chinese government adviser says he is unlikely to have much political influence

Topic |   Tibet
Beijing selected Gyaincain Norbu as the 11th Panchen Lama back in 1995. Photo: Handout Beijing selected Gyaincain Norbu as the 11th Panchen Lama back in 1995. Photo: Handout
Beijing selected Gyaincain Norbu as the 11th Panchen Lama back in 1995. Photo: Handout
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