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Bodhi, Second Awakening

An image-obsessed Beijing is taking no chances with dissent on Olympic eve

Bodhi, Second Awakening
Bodhi, Second Awakening
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China And Tibet: Through The Years, Darkly
  • 1911: Tibet becomes an independent republic
  • 1935: A boy born to a peasant family in northeastern Tibet is declared the 14th Dalai Lama two years later
  • 1949: Mao Zedong proclaims the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Threatens Tibet with ‘liberation.’
  • 1950: China invades eastern Tibet
  • 1951: China forces Tibetan leaders to sign a Seventeen Point Agreement. It professes to guarantee autonomy to Tibet, respect the Buddhist religion, and allows China to build civil and military headquarters at Lhasa.
  • 1954: The Dalai Lama and Mao meet in Beijing
  • 1959: Full-scale uprising in Lhasa. Thousands die. The Dalai Lama and most of his ministers flee to India, followed by another 80,000.
  • 1965: Chinese government establishes the Tibetan Autonomous Region
  • 1966: The Cultural Revolution reaches Tibet. Many monasteries destroyed or shut down.
  • 1980s: China introduces "Open Door" reforms and boosts investments in Tibet
  • 1987: The Dalai Lama calls for the establishment of Tibet as a zone of peace, seeks dialogue with Beijing
  • March 1989: Martial law is imposed in Lhasa after days of rioting
  • August 1991: Talks between the Dalai Lama and China break down
  • 1994: The Dalai Lama suspends dialogue with China due to lack of progress
  • December 1999: The Dalai Lama says Tibetans would be satisfied with self-rule but accuses the Chinese of cultural genocide
  • 2002: Contacts between the Dalai Lama and Beijing resume
  • 2006: China opens Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the world’s highest railroad, saying it will help develop Tibet....
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