Essay on China and Tibet

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China and Tibet

The issue is about China and Tibet, Should or shouldn’t Tibetan Exile Refugees change their peaceful approach toward China by appealing to sympathetic nations to militarily force China out of Tibet? During the 1600’s Tibet was a very powerful country and the Dalai Lama was introduced as the leader or Tibet. China controlled Tibet in the Early 1700’s. The British arrived in Tibet in 1904 to help them overcome China. They signed a treaty, and set up trading posts. China controlled Tibet until 1911, when Tibet kicked out Chinese troops. Even after 1911, China still claimed Tibet as an area within the Chinese domain. In the 1920’s the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama fought over political affairs. Panchen Lama left Tibet and
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Than the Preparatory Committee was led by the Panchen Lama. Tibet Became an autonomous region in 1965. At the time the Chinese government took over radio stations, newspapers, banks, and food shops. Tibetans were discriminated by Chinese soldiers and settlers. The Chinese government loosened their restrictions in the 1980’s. Some religious shrines and monasteries were reopened, the farmers were allowed to grow whatever kind of crop they wanted, and however they wanted to sell them. In Lhasa in the 1980’s Tibetan’s again rioted against Chinese rule, China then sent more troops to Tibet. The Panchen Lama had supported many of China’s Policies in Tibet and favored unity with China. Then in 1989 the Panchen Lama had died. While the Dalai Lama lived in India, he worked to stop China’s control of Tibet through nonviolent ways. In 1995 the Dalai Lama announced the new Panchen Lama. The Chinese government refused to accept the Dalai Lama’s selection, the Dalai Lama was welcomed at the White House on 11-10-98 where he met the President, the vice president, and the first lady to discuss Tibet. President Clinton expressed his strong support for efforts to aid a dialogue between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama and his Representatives to resolve differences. The president welcomed the Dalai Lama’s commitment to nonviolence and his efforts to initiate a dialogue with the Chinese government. The President and the Dalai Lama agreed on the
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