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China's Panchen Lama Vows to Uphold National Unity

A youth named by China as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, but reviled as a fake by many Tibetans, on Wednesday told President Xi Jinping he backed national unity and would strive to meet the Communist Party's expectations. Although officially atheist, China selected Gyaltsen Norbu as the 11th Panchen Lama in 1995, in a drive to win the hearts and minds of Tibetans. Tibet's current spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, had announced his own choice of a six-year-old...

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