What entity appointed the 11th Panchen Lama, the second-ranked religious leader to Tibetans?
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“Besides religious rites and historical conventions, there is also a very important condition for the reincarnation of the Dalai and that is the approval of the central government,” top Tibetan legislator Legchog has told Xinhua. With China’s Panchen Lama playing a role in choosing the next Dalai Lama, Beijing may feel more certain its choice will prevail.
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima. Gedhun Choekyi Nyima (born 25 April 1989) is the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibetan Buddhism as recognised by the Dalai Lama and various other Tibetan Buddhist leaders. He was born in Lhari County, Tibet. On 14 May 1995, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was named the 11th Panchen Lama by the 14th Dalai Lama.
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
The 11th Panchen Lama
Born 25 April 1989
Disappeared 17 May 1995 (aged 6)
Lhari County, Tibet
Status Missing for 21 years, 6 months and 20 days
Title 11th Panchen Lama
according to the 14th Dalai Lama
Predecessor Choekyi Gyaltsen