TIBET: Panchen to Lhasa?

When Death came to Tibet's potent Grand Dalai Lama, his exiled rival the Panchen Lama promptly began casting about China for funds to stage a Tibetan coup (TIME, Jan. 22). Of late Nanking has buzzed with rumors that Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek might lend His Holiness a few fast bombing planes for an air raid on Tibet's forbidden capital of Lhasa. Last week in Peiping the Panchen Lama chartered a special train, loaded it with food, cash, military supplies arid his elaborate religious gear and chuffed off toward Inner Mongolia, whence he...

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