Monday, November 26, 2012

China's dubious claims over Tibet go back to 1726...

Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama (Photo credit: Fizzr)


    China’s present claims to Tibet appears to go back to 1726 when it was reportedly called on to mediate in a conflict between Tibetan ministers – China used the opportunity to establish a military base in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. From that time on China tried to dictate in Tibetan affairs, including religion where it tried to impose its own choices in the selection of Tibetan religious leaders such as the Dalai Lama.. However by 1806 its influence over Tibet diminished because of its own internal conflicts.

  • Read the Tibet Timeline below:


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