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Tibet in History this Week

November 21, 2008

Tibet Review
November 20, 2008

Nov 17, 1950: The 14th Dalai Lama accepted the Kashag's request to
take over the reins of government following the prophecies of Nechung
and Gadong oracles and the resignation of regent Taktra.

Nov. 19, 1993: President Clinton urged Jiang Zemin to negotiate with
the Dalai Lama during a speech in Beijing.

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 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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