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I checked the views of my local Chinese embassy about Tibet in their website.
The Chinese government claims that Tibet was declared as a province of China in 1911 when Sun Yat Sen overthrew the Manchu rulers and declared the modern republic. The Tibetans themselves however were no party to nor signatories to that declaration and no representative of the Government in Lhasa was present.
The Embassy's website also refers to Tibet as an independent province under the Quing dynasty.
In 1642 the then Fifth Dalai Lama went to the throne of the Ming Emperor and demanded formal recognition of Tibet as a sovereign nation and that recognition was granted.
Manchus became involved when the Mongol Dzungars earlier invited by the Dalai Lama's Gelugspa sect invited Manchu assistance to rid Tibet of the political intrigues of Lhazang Khan.
The Dzungars became unpopular. The young sixth Dalai Lama was discovered in Eastern Tibet near the border with China. In 1720 the Manchus who were at war with the Dzungars sent the Dalai Lama with a Chinese army to drive the Dzungars from Lhasa. The Chinese left in 1723, but tried to impose a kind of regent and Chinese embassy known as the Ambon.
In 1727 the chinese tried to impose their own form of Government on Tibet.
The Resident Manchu Ambon assassinated the Tibetan regent after the death of the 6th Dalai Lama. The Ambon themselves were then killed in retaliation.
In 1749 the manchu chinese tried to re-invade Tibet and establish Chinese control but they were driven back by military force.
In 1751 there was a treaty agreed between the Nepalese Newari kings and the 7th Dalai Lama which made no reference to Chinese rule of Tibet and acknowledged the Dalai Lama as the ruler of Tibet.
There were two further invasions of Tibet by Chinese. The last in 1910 was a betrayal after diplomatic talks between the Dalai Lama and the Chinese Emperor at Beijing the year before.
During the revolution of 1911 Manchu troops rebelled against their Manchu leaders and the tibetans rallied to drive them back out of Tibet in 1912.
Thus until the Maoist invasion of 1949 there was no Chinese control over tiber and Tibet struck various treaties and agreements with other nations as a sovereign power.
If you literally are one of those people who supports Tibetan independence, you must also support .. Let’s say; making Pays Basque in northern Spain/southern France a reality? how about giving the French Quebec independence?
Originally posted by crazyboy0
Originally posted by zhangxi0183
Originally posted by Mdv2
reply to post by zhangxi0183
Chinese sources are no credible evidence. I would not be surprised if the bloke's hand has been cut off by the Chinese army.
Your media consists of propaganda and proganda only. Come with some credible sources. Only the source from the Washington Post is credible, and accepting money from the CIA doesnt make you a terrorist.
oh yeah. chinese source are no credible evidence, only source from white house is true, blah blah blah.. keep denying the truth you don't like. it's won't be a big surprise for me. i just feel really sorry for you. too bad for you can just only hear one side of the story. and even couldn't have the gut to face the truth.
i'm sorry to let you see the real world.
[edit on 19-3-2008 by zhangxi0183]
The only real freedom is choice, lets try to start making better choices for our selves and stop trying to make them for everyone else.
Originally posted by mattifikation
Here we've got some Chinese guy, sourcing China's state-run media railing on a Tibetan religious leader as China wages a military crackdown on Tibetan monks.