China’s Panchen Lama promises president he will uphold national unity

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Syracuse University requested the special seating for the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, who spoke on campus Monday (Oct. 8), and it’s obvious he enjoyed the spacious accommodations. As he should. The red leather and wood Stickley chair was made especially for him — three times. Credit: RNS photo courtesy The Post-Standard, Syracuse, N.Y.

Syracuse University requested the special seating for the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, who spoke on campus Monday (Oct. 8), and it’s obvious he enjoyed the spacious accommodations. As he should. The red leather and wood Stickley chair was made especially for him — three times. Credit: RNS photo courtesy The Post-Standard, Syracuse, N.Y.

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BEIJING (Reuters) A youth named by China as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, but reviled as a fake by many Tibetans, told President Xi Jinping he would strive to meet the Communist Party's expectations.