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Glimpse of life in Tibet under China’s rule

During the last over five decades in exile, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and the Tibetan people under the leadership of the Dalai Lama have been carrying out a non-violent movement to regain their lost freedom and dignity.

[caption id="attachment_2501099" align="alignnone" width="840"]tibet, tibet under china, tibet government, dalai lama, tibet life, china Tibet life, China, tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region, TAR, Chinese rule, tibet Chinese rule, photo gallery, indian express photo gallery, tibet photo gallery Pedestrians and vehicles make their way past the Potala Palace early on a rainy morning in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in China, Saturday. (Source: AP photo)[/caption] Tibet is usually off-limits to the foreign media, but Chinese officials this week took foreign journalists on a visit to the region, almost two weeks after Communist Party officials commemorated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Tibet Autonomous Region. China sent troops to occupy Tibet following the 1949 communist revolution. The government says the region has been part of Chinese territory for centuries, while many Tibetans say it has a long history of independence under a series of Buddhist leaders.

tibet, tibet under china, tibet government, dalai lama, tibet life, china Tibet life, China, tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region, TAR, Chinese rule, tibet Chinese rule, photo gallery, indian express photo gallery, tibet photo galleryThe region's traditional Buddhist ruler, the Dalai Lama, fled in 1959 amid an abortive uprising against Chinese rule, and continues to advocate for a meaningful level of autonomy under Chinese rule.

tibet, tibet under china, tibet government, dalai lama, tibet life, china Tibet life, China, tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region, TAR, Chinese rule, tibet Chinese rule, photo gallery, indian express photo gallery, tibet photo galleryChina established the Tibetan autonomous region in 1965, one of five ethnic regions in the country today. While Tibet is nominally in charge of its own affairs, its top officials are appointed by Beijing and expected to rule with an iron fist.

tibet, tibet under china, tibet government, dalai lama, tibet life, china Tibet life, China, tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region, TAR, Chinese rule, tibet Chinese rule, photo gallery, indian express photo gallery, tibet photo galleryThe region incorporates only about half of Tibet's traditional territory and has been smothered in multiple layers of security ever since deadly anti-government riots in 2008.

tibet, tibet under china, tibet government, dalai lama, tibet life, china Tibet life, China, tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region, TAR, Chinese rule, tibet Chinese rule, photo gallery, indian express photo gallery, tibet photo galleryIn Tibet there are over 800 settlements. Lhasa is Tibet's traditional capital and the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. 

tibet, tibet under china, tibet government, dalai lama, tibet life, china Tibet life, China, tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region, TAR, Chinese rule, tibet Chinese rule, photo gallery, indian express photo gallery, tibet photo galleryLhasa contains two world heritage sites – the Potala Palace and Norbulingka, which were the residences of the Dalai Lama. Lhasa contains a number of significant temples and monasteries, including Jokhang and Ramoche Temple.