Thursday, May 22, 2008

China annexed Tibet this day in 1951 -- May 23

China formally annexed Tibet as an autonomous region on this day in 1951, giving rise to a Tibetan independence movement —led by the Dalai Lama, winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize —that continued into the early 21st century.

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