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Tibet in History this Week

November 24, 2009

Tibetan Review
November 23, 2009

Nov 23, 1971 -- the People's Republic of China
was seated in the UN Security Council, replacing
the Republic of China, i.e., Taiwan.

Nov 24, 1950 -- "At El Salvador's request, the
General Committee of the UN debated the inclusion
of ?the invasion of Tibet by foreign forces" as
an additional item in the UN General Assembly.

Nov 24, 1999 -- Despite threats from China, two
of Israel's top leaders, Education Minister Yossi
Sarid of the left-wing Meretz party and the
parliamentary speaker Avraham Burg met with the
Dalai Lama in the Israeli parliament, Knesset.
Sarid called the Dalai Lama "the world's number one educator against violence".

Nov 25, 1956 -- Mao Tsetung announced the
postponement of democratic reform and the
establishment of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) for 6 years.

Nov 26, 1997 -- A Tibet TV commentary quoted
TAR's executive deputy party secretary Ragdi as
declaring total war on "Dalai and his separatist
forces". It also emphasized the importance of
encouraging movement of Chinese into Tibet for
the purposes of developing Tibet's economy and
"increasing the overall strength of our country".

Nov 28, 1984 -- China's official Xinhua news
agency released a five-point document laying down
conditions for the Dalai Lama's return.
Formulated by Chinese Communist Party General
Secretary Hu Yaobang three years before, it
welcomed the Dalai Lama to visit Tibet but not to
live or hold any "local post".

Nov 29, 1986 -- While conferring a Long Life
Initiation in Nepal, the 10th Panchen Lama
expressed a wish to meet the Dalai Lama, saying
the thought of the latter always saddened him.

Nov 29, 1995 -- China appointed Gyaltsen Norbu
from Lhari County of Nagqu Prefecture, TAR, as the 11th Panchen Lama.

Nov 1717 -- With support from Tibet's three
largest monasteries of Sera, Drepung and Ganden,
and at the request of the Mongols in Kokonor, the
commanders of the Dzungar Mongol army came to
north Tibet with 6,000 troops and captured Lhasa after a 10-day siege.

Nov 1929 -- The official Tibet-Mongolia Weekly
News announced the deputation of special officers
from the Chinese government to conduct state affairs in Tibet and Mongolia.

Nov 1947 -- Independent Tibet's first
international trade mission, headed by Tsipon
Shakabpa, left Lhasa for India, the United
States, the United Kingdom, and China.

Nov 1991 -- Concerned over its slipping grip on
the region's bureaucracy, Beijing said it would
send 128 party cadres to Tibet Autonomous Region
to "strengthen national unity".
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