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Tibet in History this Week

June 29, 2010

Tibetan Review
June 27, 2010

June 15, 1988 -- The Dalai Lama delivered his
proposal for autonomy for Tibet in an address to
the European Parliament in the French city of Strasbourg.

June 15, 1993 -- The Dalai Lama addressed the
representatives of non-governmental organisations
at the UN World Conference on Human Rights in
Vienna, Austria. Austrian Foreign Minister Alois
Mock, who was elected chairman of the conference,
had personally extended the invitation to the Dalai Lama.

June 16, 1958 -- The Four Rivers, Six Ranges
(Chushi Gangdruk) guerrilla group was established
under the leadership of Andrugtsang Gonpo Tashi.

June 17, 1999 -- In a speech made in Xi'an,
Shaanxi province, Chinese President Jiang Zemin
announced the launch of the Western Development Campaign.

June 20, 1959 -- At a press conference in
Mussoorie, India, the Dalai Lama formally
repudiated the 17-Point Agreement and announced
the formation of a Tibetan government in Exile.

June 18, 1997 -- China criticized the proposed
opening in Taipei of a Tibetan cultural office in
the aftermath of a successful Mar'97 visit of the
Dalai Lama to the island. It accused the Tibetan
leader of trying to create a "stronghold" there, reported the AFP news agency.

June 25, 1912 -- Following the fall of the Manchu
dynasty, the British foreign office presented a
memorandum to Russia, stating, "the-Chinese and
the Tibetan authorities in Lhasa have approached
the Indian government with a request that an
official be sent to Lhasa to work out the terms
of the surrender of the Chinese troops and their safe passage to India".
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