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Tibetan Cultural Genocide

  • Chinese Communists Invade Tibet

    Chinese Communists Invade Tibet
    40,000 Chinese communists troops invaded Tibet. China claimed that they were liberating Tibet when they invaded in October of 1950.
  • Seventeen Point Agreement

    Seventeen Point Agreement
    Tibetans were forced to sign a treaty between them and China called the Seventeen Point Agreement. This treaty stated that China would respect Tibetan Buddhism and guarantee Tibetan autonomy. However,the treaty also allowed China to set up civic and military headquarters in Tibet's capital, Lhasa.
  • Seventeen Point Agreement Problems

    Seventeen Point Agreement Problems
    The Dalai Lama, or Tibet's living Buddha, visited Beijing to speak with Mao about the Seventeen Point Agreement. China however, still will not uphold the agreement.
  • Uprisings in Lhasa

    Uprisings in Lhasa
    Violent uprisings break out in Lhasa. Thousands are killed when the Chinese try to suppress the revolt with brutality. On march 10, many Tibetans feared that the Dalai Lama would be abducted, so 300,000 of them surrounded Potala Palace as a safeguard. A week later, the Dalai Lama fled to Northern India with his ministers. 80,000 Tibetans would follow his example.
  • Tibetan Autonomous Region

    Tibetan Autonomous Region
    Chinese Goverment established the Tibetan Autonomous Region.
  • The Cultural Revolution

    The Cultural Revolution
    Mao was trying to impose communism into everything. This resulted in the eradication of Buddhist monasteries and cultural sites and artifacts.
  • Open Door Reforms

    Open Door Reforms
    “China’s establishes "Open Door" Reforms and boosts investment while resisting any move towards greater autonomy for Tibet.”