Flag of Tibet
Orange refers to Tibet's original land boundaries, subdivided into provinces by China and designated as Tibetan (and other ethnic minorities) autonomous areas.
2013 screen shot of Ratuk Ngawang in Special Frontier Force uniform from video of Voice of America's Kunleng Tibetan program interview about Chushi Gangdruk or Four Rivers, Six Ranges Tibetan resistance force and its role in the safe passage of the 14th Dalai Lama to India.
Tibet Autonomous Region
Gansu Province
Chushi Gangdruk flag
Qinghai Province
Andrug Gompo Tashi commonly known as "Gonpo Tashi" Andrugtsang before 1959
Sichuan Province
Each year of the 1960s, the CIA provided the Tibetan government-in-exile with $1.7 million for guerrilla operations and $180,000 for cultural centers and international lobbying.
Congressional Gold Medal awarded to "Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet". The back side quotes him, "World Peace Must Develop From Inner Peace. Peace Is Not The Absence Of Violence. Peace Is The Manifestation Of Human Compassion."
Pro-Tibetan protesters at Olympic Torch Relay London 2008
Sign from 2008 Olympic protests
Pro-Chinese demonstration at Olympic Torch Relay in Calgary 2008
Tibetans arrested by Chinese authorities. The signs list their crime and their name.
Tibetans protest in Pokhara, Nepal 2008
11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, forcibly disappeared on 17 May 1995, three days after being recognized on 14 May by the 14th Dalai Lama.

Protests and uprisings in Tibet against the government of the People's Republic of China have occurred since 1950, and include the 1959 uprising, the 2008 uprising, and the subsequent self-immolation protests.

- Protests and uprisings in Tibet since 1950

The protests and uprisings in Tibet since 1950 include earlier mass protests in Lhasa—the 1959 Tibetan uprising, and the 1987 protests which were likewise led by monks from Sera monastery, Drepung monastery and Ganden monastery.

- 2008 Tibetan unrest

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The Dalai Lama in 2012

14th Dalai Lama

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Current Dalai Lama, the highest spiritual leader and former head of state of Tibet.

Current Dalai Lama, the highest spiritual leader and former head of state of Tibet.

The Dalai Lama in 2012
The Dalai Lama as a child
House where the 14th Dalai Lama was born in Taktser, Amdo
Lhasa's Potala Palace, today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, pictured in 2019
Territorial extent of Tibet and approximate line of the Chinese Communist advance in 1950
An iconic photo showing Panchen Lama (left), Mao and Dalai Lama (right) at Qinzheng Hall on 11 September 1954, four days before they attended the 1st National People's Congress.
Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai meeting with Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama to celebrate Tibetan New Year, 1955
Rare shot of an adult Dalai Lama (right) and Panchen Lama (left) without eyeglasses. 1954–1955.
Abandoned former quarters of the Dalai Lama at the Potala. The empty vestment placed on the throne symbolises his absence
In 1967, Dalai Lama was out of India for the first time since he resided there from 1959. The Japanese government granted him visa on the condition he would not attack PRC while in Japan.
The flag of Tibet (designed by the 13th Dalai Lama) shares the stage with Gyatso on 10 April 2010 in Zurich, Switzerland
Gyatso during a visit to Washington, D.C. in 1997
Gyatso giving teachings at Sissu, Lahaul
The Dalai Lama's main teaching room at Dharamshala
Dalai Lama conferring Kalachakra initiation at Bodh Gaya, India, December 1985
Overview of teaching venue at Bodh Gaya Kalachakra, 1985
Remains of Dalai Lama's Baby Austin car. Lhasa, 1993
Remains of Dalai Lama's Dodge car. Lhasa, 1993
The Dalai Lama in Vienna, Austria, in 2012
Stone Plaque at a plantation by Tenzin in Amaravathi
The Dalai Lama meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in 2016
Buddhist temple in Kalmykia, Russia
The Dalai Lama meeting with Congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner in 2011
The Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to Tenzin Gyatso in 2007
The Dalai Lama receiving a Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. From left: Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Senate President pro tempore Robert Byrd and U.S. President George W. Bush

The Dalai Lama advocates for the welfare of Tibetans while continuing to call for the Middle Way Approach with China to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet; "The Tibetan people do not accept the present status of Tibet under the People's Republic of China. At the same time, they do not seek independence for Tibet, which is a historical fact. Treading a middle path in between these two lies the policy and means to achieve a genuine autonomy for all Tibetans living in the three traditional provinces of Tibet within the framework of the People's Republic of China. This is called the Middle-Way Approach, a non-partisan and moderate position that safeguards the vital interests of all concerned parties-for Tibetans: the protection and preservation of their culture, religion and national identity; for the Chinese: the security and territorial integrity of the motherland; and for neighbours and other third parties: peaceful borders and international relations."

In October 2008 in Japan, the Dalai Lama addressed the 2008 Tibetan violence that had erupted and that the Chinese government accused him of fomenting.

Tsarong Dazang Dramdul and several Tibetan monks captured by the PLA during the uprising

1959 Tibetan uprising

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Reached in 1951.

Reached in 1951.

Tsarong Dazang Dramdul and several Tibetan monks captured by the PLA during the uprising
The 14th Dalai Lama in 1956
17 March 1959: Thousands of Tibetan women surround the Potala Palace, the main residence of the Dalai Lama, to protest against Chinese rule and repression in Lhasa, Tibet. Hours later, fighting broke out and the Dalai Lama was forced to flee to safety in India. Photograph: AP
The Jokhang, on whose roof the last Tibetan rebels had placed machine guns to defend themselves against the PLA

According to Warren W. Smith, this move was a "counter-propaganda" celebration following the 10 March 2008 unrest in Tibet.

The CIA officer, Bruce Walker, who oversaw the operations of CIA-trained Tibetan agents, was troubled by the hostility which the Tibetans showed towards his agents: "the radio teams were experiencing major resistance from the population inside Tibet."