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Tibet in History this Week

August 5, 2009

Tibetan Review
August 3, 2009

July 20, 1990: Chinese President Jiang Zemin led a group to inspect Tibet.

July 20, 1962: The Communist Party of China
accepted the Panchen Lama's 70,000-character
petition, which detailed Chinese atrocities in Tibet, as a valued criticism.

July 21, 1995: Under pressure from China, the
54-member UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSCO)
decided to bar all Tibetan NGOs from the upcoming
World Conference on Women in Peking.

July 23, 1975: China declared that the altitude
of Qomolangma (Mt Everest) was 8848.13 metres.
(Nepal did not accept it, saying it was not involved in the new measurement).

July 26, 1904: The Dalai Lama, anticipating
British invasion of Tibet and expecting no
assistance from China, fled to Mongolia, counting
on support from the Russian Tsar.

July 26, 1947: Tibet received messages from the
Indian and the British governments, explaining
that the good relations that had existed between
Tibet and Great Britain would be continued by the Indian government.

July 27, 1988: A six-member exile Tibetan team
was formed by Dharamsala to negotiate the future
status of Tibet with the Chinese government. But
China, having very publicly made an
any-time-anywhere negotiation offer, never followed up on it.

July 28, 1991: Party General-Secretary Hu Yaobang
gave Mr Gyalo Thondup a document entitled
"Five-point Policy Towards the Dalai Lama," which
equated the issue of Tibet to the question of the
personal status of the Dalai Lama.

July 30, 1985: The 560-km, frozen earth
Qinghai-Tibet Highway, the world's highest,
completed construction after 12 years' efforts
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