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Tibet in History this Week

February 26, 2010

Tibetan Review
February 24, 2010

Feb 20, 1998: The 100-member Grand Conseil, the
legislative body of Geneva State, unanimously
adopted a resolution entitled, "Un geste de
reconnaissance pour le Tibet (An Act of
Recognition to Tibet)", calling on the Federal
Swiss authorities to accord diplomatic status to the Tibetan exile government.
Feb 22, 2006: The 5th round of talks since 2002
between Envoys of the Dalai Lama and Chinese
government was held in Guilin City, China, during
which the latter appreciated the Dalai Lama's
position of not seeking Tibetan independence but
a solution within the framework of the
Constitution of the People's Republic of China,
or so the envoys said. However, in an interview
carried by the Chinese media Dec 8, 2009,
Executive Vice-Minister Mr Zhu Weiqun of the
Central United Front Work Department of the
Communist Party of China', who led the Chinese
dialogue team, denied having made any such
admission. The question is why Zhu took so long to make the denial.
Feb 22, 1906: Agvan Dorjieff, emissary of the
13th Dalai Lama, was received by Tsar Nicholas II
of Russia in the Tasrskoye Selo.
Feb 22, 1940: The 14th Dalai Lama ascended the
Snowlion Throne (Sengtri) as Tibet's sovereign head.
Feb 25, 2009: Tibetans boycotted celebrations of
their New Year to mourn for the hundreds of
Tibetans killed by Chinese troops in the Tibetan uprising the year before.
Feb 27-Mar 28:1984: China held a work conference
on Tibet Autonomous Region in Beijing.
Feb 28, 1984: According to visitors, large wall
posters appeared in eight or nine different parts
of Lhasa, urging fellow Tibetans to keep on
struggling for freedom. It was signed by "the
Tiger-Dragon Youth Association of Tibet".
Feb 1978: The 10th Panchen Lama made his first
public appearance since 1965, with a Reuters
report Feb 25 saying he had turned up as a
delegate to the Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference, which had opened Feb 24 in Peking.
Feb 1980: China held its First Tibet work forum,
presided over by party secretary Hu Yaobang.
Feb 1992: The exile Tibetan parliament passed a
resolution during its winter session, saying the
aim of the Tibetan struggle should be complete independence for Tibet.
Feb 1992: The Dalai Lama announced his Guidelines
for Future Tibet's Polity and the Basic Features
of its Constitution, expressing a desire not to
play any role in the future government of Tibet,
which he said should be fully democratic.
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