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Tibet in History this Week

July 15, 2010

Tibetan Review
July 13, 2010

July 7-10, 1951: The Tibetan National Assembly
decided that the Dalai Lama should return to
Lhasa from the border town of Yatung, saying the
17-Point Agreement had left Tibet in his hands.

July 8, 1949: The Kashag told the Chinese Mission
in Lhasa that it was expelling all its officials
and asked them to leave via India within two weeks.

July 11-18, 1990: Hu Jintao was appointed the
party secretary of the TAR, with Raidi, Gyaltsen
Norbu and other four men being appointed deputy secretaries.

July 12, 1995: Riot police interrupted a major
religious ceremony at Tashilhunpo when over a
hundred monks threatened to stage a demonstration
against the Chinese Government's inference in the
selection of the new Panchen Lama.

July 14, 1992: China launched a Decision to
Deepen Reform, Open Tibet Wider to the Outside World.

July 17, 1959: The 2nd session of the Preparatory
Committee for the Founding of the Tibet
Autonomous Region concluded. Also, the "Decision
on Implement the Democracy Reform on Tibet Autonomous Region" was approved.

July 17, 1993: The acting abbot of Tashi Lhunpo
Monastery, Jhadrel Rinpoche, delivered a letter
and offerings from Beijing to Kalon Gyalo Thondup
to be presented to the Dalai Lama. The letter
recorded the progress made in the search for the
reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama.

July 19, 1995: China admitted for the first time
that a nuclear waste dump existed on the Tibetan
plateau, with the official Xinhua news agency
saying there was a "20 sq.m. dump for radioactive
pollutants" in Haibei (Tib: Tsojang) Tibetan
Autonomous Prefecture near the shores of Lake Kokonor.

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 20-23, 1994: The 3rd Conference on Work in Tibet was held in Beijing.
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