Summary


1943: UK affirms independence.

1947: UK mission moved to India.

1950: Red China invades Tibet.

1955: Kham detached from Tibet.

1956: Tibetans begin revolt.

1957: US arms Tibetan resistance.

1959: Dalai Lama flees.

1966-69: Temples destroyed.

1971: US cuts off aid to resistance.

1974: Nepal forces resistance out.

1979: China allows delegation.

1982: "brutal and inhuman."

1987: Police fire on demonstration.

1988: "merciless repression".

1989: Peace Prize; martial law.

1992: Purge of party members.

1995: Panchen Lama denounced.

1999: Chinese premier visits Britain.

2000: Protest against World Bank.

2004: Blair won't meet Dalai Lama.