BBC Homepage World Service Education
BBC Homepagelow graphics version | feedback | help
BBC News Online
 You are in: World: Asia-Pacific
Front Page 
World 
Africa 
Americas 
Asia-Pacific 
Europe 
Middle East 
South Asia 
-------------
From Our Own Correspondent 
-------------
Letter From America 
UK 
UK Politics 
Business 
Sci/Tech 
Health 
Education 
Entertainment 
Talking Point 
In Depth 
AudioVideo 

Thursday, 5 July, 2001, 20:01 GMT 21:01 UK
In pictures: Panchen Lama's tour of China
The Chinese-approved Panchen Lama has spent six weeks touring Shanghai and Eastern China.

The young monk visited both religious and urban centres, and Chinese state television followed the tour.

The Panchen Lama in Shanghai
The Panchen Lama's tour of Zhejiang and Shanghai lasted 45 days

The Panchen Lama visits a Buddhist site
The Panchen is the most important figure in Tibetan Buddhism after the Dalai Lama

The Panchen Lama is led through the streets of Shanghai
Beijing rejected the Dalai Lama's choice of the Panchen Lama in favour of its own candidate

The Panchen next to a Buddhist statue
China's choice, Erdini Qoigyijabu, is only 11 years old

A Buddhist statue on the tour
China wants the Panchen Lama to be accepted as a religious figure in Tibet

Kissing a scroll
The young monk took part in many religious ceremonies

The Panchen Lama looks through a telescope as part of his trip
He also visited Shanghai's museum and other urban sites

The young monk on show
Beijing's media aims to boost the status of the Panchen Lama, especially in areas where his legitimacy is questioned
Search BBC News Online

Advanced search options
Launch console
BBC RADIO NEWS
BBC ONE TV NEWS
WORLD NEWS SUMMARY
PROGRAMMES GUIDE
See also:

05 Jul 01 | Asia-Pacific
Panchen Lama visits Shanghai
23 May 01 | Asia-Pacific
Dalai Lama: Spiritual leader in exile
23 May 01 | Asia-Pacific
Tibet: Flashback to the Chinese 'deal'
09 Apr 01 | Asia-Pacific
China renews attack on Dalai Lama
23 May 01 | Asia-Pacific
Tibet anniversary: Contrasting views
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to more Asia-Pacific stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Asia-Pacific stories