History Of Tibet (1950–present)
The history of Tibet from 1950 to the present was heralded by the People's Liberation Army entering Tibet in 1950-51. Before then, Central Tibet had unilaterally declared independence from the Qing Dynasty in 1913 (which was under the support of Britain), after which the Dalai Lama continued to act as both the religious head of Tibetan’s Buddhist populace and as the political head of Tibet at that time. In 1959 the Dalai Lama fled Tibet to northern India where he established the Central Tibetan Administration.
Chinese sources generally claim progress towards a prosperous and free society in Tibet, with its pillars being economic development, legal advancement, and peasant emancipation. The People's Republic of China classifies Tibetans as one of its 56 recognized ethnic groups and part of the greater Zhonghua Minzu or multi-ethnic Chinese nation.
Read more about History Of Tibet (1950–present): 1950–1955: Traditional Systems, 1956–1958: Trials and Incremental Reform, 1959–1976: Uprising and Upheaval, 1976–1987: Rapprochement and Internationalization, 1988–present, Human Rights in Tibet, Ethnic Composition
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