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Tibet in History this Week

July 25, 2010

Tibetan Review
July 23, 2010

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

July 21, 1995:  Under pressure from China, the
54-member UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSCO)
decided to bar all Tibetan NGOs from the upcoming
World Conference on Women in Peking.

July 22, 1992: Chinese President Jiang Zemin led
a group to inspect Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet.

July 23, 1975: China declared that the altitude
of Qomolangma (Mt Everest) was 8848.13 metres.
(Nepal did not accept it, saying it was not involved in the new measurement).

July 26, 1947: Tibet received messages from the
Indian and the British governments, explaining
their position on Tibet in view of the end of
British rule in India. The messages said the good
relations that had existed between Tibet and
Great Britain would be continued by the Indian
government, upon whom would devolve the rights
and obligations deriving from existing treaties.
On May 28, 2010, on being solicited by Mr Jia
Qinglin, Chairman of Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference and a Politburo Standing
Committee member, Indian President Mrs Pratibha
Patil reiterated in Beijing India's recognition
of Tibet as part of China and of Tibetans in
India being under a ban from carrying out political activities targeting China.

July 26, 1904: The Dalai Lama, anticipating
British invasion of Tibet and expecting no
assistance from China, fled to Mongolia, counting
on support from the Russian Tsar.

July 27, 1988: A six-member exile Tibetan team
was formed by Dharamsala to negotiate the future
status of Tibet with the Chinese government. But
China, having very publicly made an
any-time-anywhere negotiation offer, never followed up on it.

July 28, 1991: Party General-Secretary Hu Yaobang
gave Mr Gyalo Thondup a document entitled
"Five-point Policy Towards the Dalai Lama," which
equated the issue of Tibet to the question of the
personal status of the Dalai Lama.

July 1991: The first official human rights
delegation from Australia visited both China and
Tibet and made a damning indictment of the situation in occupied country.

July 1942: As World War II raged, Tibet's Foreign
Office informed the British that being neutral it
could allow the transport through its territory of only non-military supplies.

July 1985: (1) The fourth exile Tibetan
government's fact-finding delegation, led by the
late Mr WG Kundeling, visited Tibet. (2)
Ninety-one members of the US Congress signed a
letter for Chairman Li Xiannian of the Chinese
National People's Congress, calling for direct
talks between Beijing and representatives of the Dalai Lama.
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