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Tibet in History this Week

November 5, 2009

Tibetan Review
November 2, 2009

Nov 1, 1950:: The US Secretary of State Dean
Acheson told a news conference that the United
States would view seriously any new evidence of Communist aggression in Tibet.

Nov 3, 1979:: In an interview with the Associated
Press, Bhutan's King Jigme Singye Wangchuck said
that 922 Tibetan refugees were uprooted from
"restricted areas" and moved elsewhere in the
kingdom. He said that about 4,000 Tibetans had
declined naturalisation and posed security risk to the kingdom.

Nov 4, 1954:: A Preparation Group of Tibet
Autonomous Region Preparation Committee was set
up and Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme was elected as the head.

Nov 4, 1964:: The 10th Panchen Lama was labelled
as anti-Party, anti-People and anti-socialist for
his criticisms of the Chinese Communist policies
in his "70,000 Character Petition".

Nov 4-5, 2008:: The 8th round of Sino-Tibetan
talks was held, during which China rejecting a
Tibetan proposal for genuine autonomy for Tibet under Chinese rule.

Nov 6, 1903:: Great Britain ordered a full-scale
invasion of Tibet, a reclusive Himalayan kingdom,
after it had repeatedly spurned offers for the
discussion of the relationship between the two
sides amid growing fears of Russian influence there.

Nov 6, 1909:: When some 3,000 monks in Lhasa
planned to stage an uprising against him, Chao
Erfeng, the Chinese Resident Commissioner (Amban)
in Lhasa, recommended immediate incorporation of
Tibet as a province of China. Britain turned down
China's request for passage for 2,000 of its troops to Tibet.
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