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Daemon
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Birthday of the Dalai Lama

This celebration is held on July 6 for the birthday of the current Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political head of Tibet. The present Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (b. 1935), is the latest in the line that began in the 14th century. Each Dalai Lama is believed to be the reincarnation of the preceding one, and when a Dalai Lama dies, Tibetan lamas search throughout the country for a child who is his reincarnation. The birthday is observed today by exiles in India with family picnics, traditional dances and singing, and incense-burning ceremonies to appease the local spirits. More...
TheParser
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Happy Birthday.

I am sure that someday when China gets a more democratic government, it will grant more autonomy to Tibet.

It is very sad that the frightened leaders in Beijing refuse to even speak with you.

ChristopherJohnson
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Happy birthday, your Holiness!
progpen
Posted: Sunday, July 6, 2014 11:06:18 AM

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Happy Birthday.
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TheParser wrote:

I am sure that someday when China gets a more democratic government, it will grant more autonomy to Tibet.


So that Tibet can go back to being a feudal theocracy?
Khalid Sami
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Happy birthday the Dalai Lama.
Happy birthday 中华人民共和国主席.
I am sure that someday when USA gets a real democratic government, it will grant more peace to the entire world..Whistle
It is very sad that the frightened leaders in washington are just elected by the power of money not by people.Whistle
progpen
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Khalid Sami wrote:
Happy birthday the Dalai Lama.
Happy birthday 中华人民共和国主席.
I am sure that someday when USA gets a real democratic government, it will grant more peace to the entire world..Whistle
It is very sad that the frightened leaders in washington are just elected by the power of money not by people.Whistle


Second that.
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Crisis Phase (January 1, 1950-March 9, 1959): The People’s Republic of China (PRC) claimed sovereignty over Tibet on January 1, 1950, and the Chinese government announced that it intended to intervene both politically and militarily in the affairs of Tibet. Representatives of the PRC government and Tibet held talks in Kalimpong, India beginning on March 7, 1950. The Chinese government demanded that representatives of Tibet arrive in Beijing by September 16, 1950, but Tibetan officials ignored the demand. Chinese government troops invaded Tibet on October 7, 1950, and Chinese troops captured the town of Qamdo (Chamdo) on October 19, 1950. Tibet requested military assistance from India. The spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, referred the matter to the United Nations (UN) on November 11, 1950. The UN General Assembly condemned the Chinese invasion of Tibet on November 18, 1950. On December 19, 1950, the Dalai Lama left Lhasa for the town of Yadong on the Tibetan-India border. Chinese and Tibetan representatives signed the Agreement of the Central People’s Government and the Local Government of Tibet on Measures for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet in Beijing on May 23, 1951, which allowed the Dalai Lama to control internal affairs in Tibet. The Dalai Lama returned to Lhasa on 17 August 1951. Tibetans rebelled against the Chinese government in eastern Tibet (Sichuan Province) beginning in May 1956. Qimai Gongbo led a rebellion against the Chinese government in the Qamdo region beginning on July 21, 1956. The Dalai Lama traveled on an official visit to India from November 1956 to February 1957. The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) provided military assistance (weapons, ammunition, training) to Tibetan rebels beginning in December 1956. On December 18, 1956, the UN General Assembly approved a resolution calling for the end of Chinese repression against the Tibetans. Khamba tribesmen rebelled against the Chinese government in eastern Tibet beginning in August 1958.

http://uca.edu/politicalscience/dadm-project/asiapacific-region/chinatibet-1950-present/
Alexander Lo
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I was told that the Tibet Buddhist monks eat meat but other Buddhist monks are eat veggie only. Is that true? If so, why they are different in practicing Buddhism? (I'm not a Buddhist, so I don't know.)
io4yiu
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The last time I read about Tibet and the near region is that it's a huge
threat to China security, for multiple reasons...

Things are getting more tense each day..
We need more Mahatma and Dalai Lama types of people more than ever!

TheParser
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monamagda wrote:
The UN General Assembly condemned the Chinese invasion of Tibet.


Thank you for the article.

Some people feel that China should at least grant the same autonomy to Tibet that Hong Kong (in theory) enjoys.

China currently accepts the de facto independence of Taiwan (although it is always thinking of ways to binding Taiwan more closely to the mainland).

Many people hope that Tibet will someday enjoy independence when China becomes a democracy -- tomorrow or in twenty or a hundred years. (Obviously, the current dictatorship cannot last forever as the Chinese people become more educated and more prosperous. Dictatorships ALWAYS eventually fall, for they are simply against human nature, which cries out for freedom.)

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