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Negotiations with Beijing

Melvyn C. Goldstein

in A History of Modern Tibet, volume 2

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780520249417
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933323 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520249417.003.0005
Negotiations with Beijing

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Tibet's first appeal to the United Nations had failed, undercut not by communist countries such as the Soviet Union but by friendly democracies such as Britain and India. At the very same time that the Kashag was appealing again to the United Nations, the Chinese side made a new push to use its Chamdo victory as leverage to persuade Tibet to send delegates to start negotiations. The Kashag, therefore, found itself in very difficult straits. A key issue for the Tibetans, therefore, was the extent to which they had real external support for their cause.

Keywords: United Nations; Tibet; Kashag; China; Chamdo victory

Chapter.  14603 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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