December 9, 2008
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English Version of 60-Point Commentary Refuting China’s Claim on Tibet UnveiledTuesday, 9 December 2009, 3:26 p.m.


Dharamshala: The Central Tibetan Administration on Tuesday released the English translation of the 60-point commentary issued by the Research and Analysis Unit of the Department of Security, refuting the Chinese government’s “A Collection of Historical Archives of Tibet” published in October 1994.The Chinese government sought to prove that Tibet has always been a part of China by presenting a biased and distorted history of Tibet, using 107 historical documents and cultural relics gleaned from the archives of the Mongol and Manchu periods down to the present People’s Republic of China.Resorting to rewriting history by churning out a concocted version of the past events that shaped Tibet’s relations with Mongols and the Manchus in the 13th and 17th centuries respectively, the Chinese government ignored the fact that the Mongols and the Manchus were foreign powers who once conquered and ruled China.The Chinese government also did not take into consideration the fact that the Mongols ruled China from 1279 to 1368 and the Manchus from 1644 to 1911.The “60-Point Commentary on the Chinese Government Publication, A Collection of Historical Archives of Tibet” – issued on 13 January 2000 – was translated into English by the editor of Tibetan Review, Pema Thinley.Drawing on the very sources from China’s distortion of historical facts of Tibet, the 60-Point commentary proves that Tibet was an independent nation prior to the Chinese arrival in 1949-59 and that their presence in the country constitutes an act of aggression under international law.For the impartial readers and intellectuals, the book will serve as an additional resource to know the true nature of the Sino-Tibetan relation, past and present.Taking a realistic and mutually beneficial approach, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is seeking a genuine national regional autonomy for all Tibetans under a single administration within the legal framework of the People’s Republic of China.

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