Chinese Occupation of Tibet

Tibet was invaded by the People’s Liberation Army of China in 1950.  Since then, the Chinese military has engaged in cultural warfare with the local Tibetans, taking steps to  eradicate systematically the language, traditional Buddhist teachings and social structures of the Tibetans.  Few of the articles of the UN Declaration of Human Rights are honored in Tibet, and the Tibetans suffer from egregious human rights violations. A huge community of Tibetans has sought refuge in exile, and The Tibetan Parliament in Exile is located not in Tibet, but in Dharamsala, India, where the Dalai Lama keeps his official residence.



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