There is clearly evidence of fraud in the procedure used by the Chinese government in picking the Panchen Lama. Yet, the Chinese government insisted that it’s following history. The ignorant apologists will just take their word for it.
The Dalai Lama can refuse to play along, declaring that he shall be the last Dalai Lama. Ironically, those who are all out to destroy Tibetan Buddhism accuse him of going against Tibetan Buddhism. Such is the politics of reincarnation. There is manipulation on either side, but the difference lies in mountains and molehills.
What if even the apologists themselves are not convinced? They simply change the subject and talk about how Tibet has prospered under communist rule.
China’s economic miracle is to a very great extent, due to the abandonment of conscience and principles.