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China abducted 11th Panchen Lama, second highest spiritual leader, at the age of only six in 1995 and he has already been detained incommunicado over twelve years. No international agency has either seen or heard from him since abduction. China refuses access to the Panchen Lama to international observer.
A group of young Tibetans will begin a bike rally from Washington DC to the United Nations' headquarters in New York City this week. From in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington DC to all along the route to New York City, the bikers will call for release of the Panchen Lama. For the next few weeks similar campaigns will also take place many parts of the world.
This week's Tibetan TV call-in show Kunleng invites two bike rally participants to the VOA TV studio to discuss the missing Panchan Lama and the international campaign efforts to have him released from Chinese detention.
Join us each week for Kunleng- a 60 minute new magazine TV show from VOA Tibetan. Each program features an in depth look at the top stories of the week and a discussion segment. We invite experts to talk about important issues of the day of interest to Tibetans and we invite you to call in with your questions or comments.
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