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Tibet in History this Week

February 3, 2010

Tibetan Review
January 31, 2010

January 1903: The British Viceroy of India Lord
Curzon proposed to dispatch an armed mission to
Lhasa to directly discuss with the Dalai Lama the
question of British relations with Tibet,
commercial and otherwise, and to establish a
permanent British Representative at Lhasa.

January 1913: Mongolia and Tibet, having freed
themselves from the Manchu dynasty, signed a
treaty at Urga (Ulan Bator) declaring and
mutually recognising the formation of Tibet and Mongolia as independent states.

January 1913: The 13th Dalai Lama returned to
Lhasa from exile in India after the Tibetan
territories were cleared of Chinese troops and
officials following the October 1911 revolution in China.

January 1949: The US ambassador in India proposed
that if the Communists succeeded in taking
control of China, the United States should be
prepared to treat Tibet as independent.

January 1972: The Dalai Lama visited Thailand for
the second time and held talks with Prime
Minister Thanom Kittikachorn and called upon His
Majesty the King of Thailand. The religious
department of the Thai Buddhist Association invited him.
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