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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Thursday, March 18, 2004

45 years ago: Dalai Lama Starts Trek To Exile



Times of Tibet

Jewel The Dalai Lama- Courtesy AP and the BBC "Forty-five years ago, the Dalai Lama disguised himself as a soldier and sneaked out of Lhasa where his predecessors ruled supreme for centuries, in one of the most dramatic flights of the 20th century."

Thus commenced on the 17th of March 1959 a 13 day trek that would see the Dalai Lama, the Incarnation of the Buddha, leave Tibet never to return.


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