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Tibet in History this Week

June 15, 2010

Tibetan Review
June 14, 2010

Jun 7, 1906:  An Anglo-Russian negotiation on the
Tibet question was held between one Izvolsky and
the British Ambassador Sir A. Nicolson.

Jun 8, 1959: At the 2nd Plenary Session of the
Preparatory Committee of the Autonomous Region of
Tibet, Tibet regional party First Secretary Chang
Kuo-hua declared that "democratic reforms" would
be carried out in Tibet in two stages, namely,
"the thorough suppression of the rebellion and
campaigns to oppose the rebellion": and the redistribution of land.

Jun 8, 1990: About 100 students of Tibet
University staged a demonstration around the
Bharkor street in Tibet's capital Lhasa, calling
for independence. This was the first reported
demonstration after the lifting of martial law in the city on May 1.

Jun 8, 1982: A high-ranking three-member exile
Tibetan delegation returned to Dharamsala after
five weeks of visit and talk in Beijing from Apr 24.

Jun 11, 1948: The Tibetan government at Lhasa
announced its acceptance of Independent India as
the successor to British India which had several
treaty rights in and concerning Tibet. However,
India latter surrendered these to China.
Moreover, it signed a treaty concerning Tibet
with China, agreeing to recognize the former as
an autonomous region of the latter.

Jun 12, 1901: A Tibetan Mission led by Agvan
Dorjieff, Aide to the Dalai Lama, arrived at
Odessa, Russia, and supposedly signed a Russo-Tibetan treaty.

Jun 13, 1992: Tai Situ Rinpoche and Gyaltshab
Rinpoche announced before a gathering of devotees
at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim that Ogyen Trinley
Dorje in Tibet was the reincarnation of the 16th
Gyalwa Karmapa. They showed a letter bearing the
Dalai Lama's approval of the discovery.

Jun 14, 1991: The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile
adopted the Charter of Tibetans in Exile.
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