China’s Tibet party boss urges senior monk to shun Dalai Lama

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The Dalai Lama waves towards the head table, where U.S. President Barack Obama is seated, during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday (February 5, 2015). Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The Dalai Lama waves towards the head table, where U.S. President Barack Obama is seated, during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday (February 5, 2015). Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Communist Party boss in Tibet has urged the Panchen Lama, the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, to reject the Himalayan region’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, state media said on Tuesday. Controversy surrounds the position of the Panchen Lama since the boy the Dalai Lama named as the reincarnation of […]