Panchen Lama, being groomed by China to rival exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Wednesday stepped out of the Chinese mainland for the first time to attend an international Buddhist conference in Hong Kong.
The 11th Panchen Lama, Bainqen
Erdini Qoigyijabu, who is projected by China as the spiritual
leader of Tibetan Buddhists Friday expressed sorrow over the destruction caused by the earthquake in Tibetan
province of Qinghai.
A young boy who disappeared after
being appointed as second highest Tibetan Buddhist religious
leader by the Dalai Lama is living with his family somewhere
in Tibet, a top Chinese official said on Sunday.
Panchen Lama, the 20-year-old
Tibetan monk elevated to China`s top advisory body, stole the
show at its annual inaugural session here today as Beijing
sought to project him as an alternative to exiled Dalai Lama.