Six year old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was recognised as the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama. He was kidnapped by Chinese authorities becoming the world’s youngest political prisoner. He remains missing today.
The Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Widespread protests broke out in Lhasa with tens of thousands of Tibetans taking to the streets. Chinese used brutal force to quell the protests, expelling all foreigners and declaring martial law.
A well-planned protest erupted in Lhasa. Chinese police opened fire on protesters, including foreigners, and Dutch national Christa Meindersma who was shot in the shoulder. PHOTO - Tibet Watch
Nine monks from Drepung Monastery staged a protest in the centre of Lhasa Barkhor
Protests took place in Lhasa; Tibetan sources say up to 30 Tibetans were killed.
In response to China’s rejection of the Dalai Lama’s ‘Peace Plan’, large protests broke out in Lhasa.
The Dalai Lama presented his ‘Five Point Peace Plan’ as a solution to the situation; China flatly rejected his proposals.
Chairman Mao's communism campaign led to the destruction of 6,000 Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and cultural sites.
China’s ‘Great Leap Forward’ led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Tibetans.