On May 23rd 1951, the Seventeen Point Agreement of the Central People’s Government and the Local Government of Tibet on Measures for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet was signed. This agreement legitimized claims of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over Tibet and retroactively justified the previous year’s military invasion of eastern Tibet by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Written by Jigme Yeshe Lama. Narration by Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle. Video production by Katherine Weiss, Laura Seeger, and Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle.