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Tibet in History this Week

October 13, 2009

Tibetan Review
October 12, 2009

Oct 7, 1970: The Tibetan Youth Congress was founded.

Oct 10, 1932: The Chinese General Liu Hsiang and
the Tibetan leaders in Kham signed a truce that
established the Yangtse River as the de facto border between Tibet and China.

Oct 10, 1968: During the 23rd session of the UN
General Assembly, the Thai Foreign Minister, Mr
Khoman, raised the issue of "systematic genocide"
of the Tibetans being carried out by China and
criticised the member nations for ignoring the situation in Tibet.

Oct 10, 1977: The 10th Panchen Lama was released
from detention after more than 10 years.

Oct 10, 1980: The Dalai on his first visit to
Canada raised the issue of 2,900 Tibetan refugees
who were to be ousted by Bhutan, and asked Canada
to accept 1,400 of them as the others were being accepted by India.

Oct 11, 1898: British India's political
representative in Sikkim met Chinese and Tibetan
officials at the Yatung trade post, and announced
his government's eagerness to preserve India's
friendly relations with Tibet and to speedily
resolve the border problem between the two countries.

Oct 5-19, 1950: Some 40,000 Chinese troops
invaded Chamdo in eastern Tibet and began to enter western Tibet.

Oct 15, 1987: After the demonstrations in Lhasa,
Chinese crackdown began with 5,000 arrests and
propaganda campaign conducted by 600 squads. West
German Bundestag unanimously passes resolution
condemning Chinese human rights violations in Tibet.
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