Beijing’s Hand-Picked Panchen Lama to Enter Politics

February 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AsiaNews

Sources in China’s Communist Party said that the Communist-picked Panchen Lama is likely to become a member of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress as early as next month, a rank equivalent to that of cabinet minister. Unrecognised by the mainstream Tibetan Buddhism he is slated to become the youngest Chinese leader ever appointed.