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China Plans To Renovate Dalai Lama's Iconic Potala Palace In Tibet

Press Trust of India, October 6, 2017

China plans to renovate the iconic Potala Palace, residence of the Dalai Lamas, in Tibet's capital Lhasa
Beijing, China
-- The iconic Potala Palace, the official residence of the Dalai Lamas in Tibet's capital Lhasa will soon undergo a $1.5 million renovation, Chinese state media reported on Thursday.

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Chinese Communist officials to run Tibetan Buddhism center

AP, Aug 25, 2017

Sichuan, China -- China has appointed Communist Party and government officials to manage one of the world’s largest centers of Tibetan Buddhist learning, raising concerns over strengthened ideological control over religion that critics say is draining such institutions of their vitality.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Appoints the 104th Gaden Tripa

The Buddhist Channel, July 6, 2017

BYLAKUPPE, Tibet -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama has appointed Jangtse Choejey Kyabje Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin Palsangpo as the 104th Gaden Tripa, the head of Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, according to information received from Ven Atuk Tseten and Ven Gowo Lobsang Phendey, members of Tibetan Parliament representing Gelug school. The appointment was announced through an official letter dated 24 June.

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With demolitions, China squeezes Buddhist academy

By AFP, 6 July 2017

Larung Gar, China -- The hills around revered Tibetan Buddhist academy Larung Gar were once a seamless carpet of vibrant red, dominated by the homes of thousands of monks, nuns and devotees who crowded the remote valley in southwest China to explore their faith.

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Is a Buddhist Group Changing China? Or Is China Changing It?

By IAN JOHNSON, The New York Times, June 24, 2017

YIXING, China - For most of her life, Shen Ying was disappointed by the world she saw around her. She watched China’s economic rise in this small city in the Yangtze River Valley, and she found a foothold in the new middle class, running a convenience store in a strip mall. Yet prosperity felt hollow.

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