China says Panchen Lama leading 'normal life'

China says Panchen Lama leading 'normal life'

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-05-19 23:23

BEIJING: A child who disappeared 25 years ago after being appointed as a Tibetan Buddhist leader by the Dalai Lama is now living a "normal life" after graduating from university, China said on Tuesday (May 19) following US calls to reveal his location.

The Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in India and enjoys a wide global following, in May 1995 identified Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the reincarnation of the Panchen Lama, the second most senior figure in Tibetan Buddhism's largest school.

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