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Tibet in History this Week

September 9, 2010

Tibetan Review
September 8, 2010

Sep 1, 2007: China began implementing its
14-point regulations outlawing all reincarnations
of Tibetan Buddhism unless approved by it.

Sep 2, 1991: The Strasbourg Proposal was declared
withdrawn by the newly elected Kashag (Cabinet)
of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile in Dharamsala,
citing lack of positive response from Beijing.

Sep 2, 1960: The first Tibetan
parliament-in-exile was established in
Dharamsala. A decision to observe this as Tibetan
Democracy Day was made at the 6th exile Tibetan
government's annual general body meeting in 1975.

Sep 5, 2001: Professor Samdhong Rinpoche assumed
office as the first directly elected head of government in Tibet's history.

Sep 7, 1904: following the Younghusband military
expedition, Great Britain and Tibet signed a
convention in Lhasa under which the latter agreed
to open trade marts at Gyantse, Gartok and Yatung
for the former and also to renounce all relations with other foreign powers.

Sep 7, 1968: Radio Lhasa and Radio Peking
simultaneously announced the formation of
Cultural Revolution Committees for the Tibet
Autonomous Region (TAR) and Lhasa Municipality as well as Xinjiang.

Sep 8, 1950: To open negotiation with the newly
established communist government in China, a
Tibetan Mission headed by Tsepon WD Shakabpa met
with Indian Prime Minister Nehru in New Delhi to
seek his support for Tibet's independence. But
Nehru said India would continue the British
policy of "considering Tibet outwardly a part of
China but internally independent".
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