China to mark defeat of Tibet’s pro-independence uprising 50 years ago
Xinhua News Agency said Sunday the second annual session of the ninth Tibet Regional People’s Congress, starting Wednesday, will decide on a holiday to mark the suppression of the Tibet uprising.
Chinese forces marched into Tibet in 1950, but allowed the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, to maintain some autonomy.
The Tibetans rebelled on March 10, 1959, to try to oust the Chinese, but the uprising ended after 20 days with the flight of the Dalai Lama into exile in India.
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