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Tibet in History this Week

November 27, 2008

Tibetan Review

Nov 24, 1950: At El Salvador's request, the General Committee of the
UN debated the inclusion of "the invasion of Tibet by foreign forces"
as an additional item in the UN General Assembly.

Nov 24, 1999: Despite threats from China that it would damage
Sino-Israeli relations, two of Israel's top leaders, Education
Minister Yossi Sarid of the left-wing Meretz party and the
parliamentary speaker Avraham Burg met with the Dalai Lama in the
Israeli parliament, Knesset, during which Sarid called the Dalai Lama
"the world's number one educator against violence". The meeting took
place on the eve of a visit to Israel by Chairman Li Peng of China's

Nov 25, 1956: Mao Tse-tung announced the postponement of democratic
reform and the establishment of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) for 6 years.

Nov 26, 1997: A Tibet TV commentary quoted TAR's executive deputy
party secretary Ragdi as declaring total war on "Dalai and his
separatist forces". It also emphasized the importance of encouraging
movement of Chinese into Tibet for the purposes of developing Tibet's
economy and "increasing the overall strength of our country".

Nov 28, 1984: China's official Xinhua news agency released a
five-point document laying down conditions for the Dalai Lama's
return. Formulated by Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Hu
Yaobang three years before, it welcomed the Dalai Lama to visit Tibet
but not to live or hold any "local post".

Nov 29, 1986: While conferring a Long Life Initiation in Nepal, the
10th Panchen Lama expressed a wish to meet the Dalai Lama, saying the
thought of the latter always saddened him. He said both were working
for "the good of the Buddha Dharma and for the welfare of the Tibetan
people". He criticised people who both in history and currently
created misunderstanding between them.

Nov 29, 1995: China appointed Gyaltsen Norbu from Lhari County of
Nagqu Prefecture, TAR, as the 11th Panchen Lama at a golden urn lot
drawing ceremony in the Jokhang Temple.

Nov 1717: With support from Tibet's three largest monasteries of
Sera, Drepung and Ganden, and at the request of the Mongols in
Kokonor, the commanders of the Dzungar Mongol army came to north
Tibet with 6,000 troops and captured Lhasa after a 10-day siege.

Nov 1929: The official Tibet-Mongolia Weekly News announced the
deputation of special officers from the Chinese government to conduct
state affairs in Tibet and Mongolia.

Nov 1947: Independent Tibet's first international trade mission,
headed by Tsipon Shakabpa, left Lhasa for India, the United States,
the United Kingdom, and China.

Nov 1991: Concerned over its slipping grip on the region's
bureaucracy, Beijing said it would send 128 party cadres to Tibet
Autonomous Region to "strengthen national unity".
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