The Chinese occupation of Tibet

In the final stage of the Chinese Civil War, the Communists wanted to occupy Tibet, which they saw as part of China. Tibet had largely been self-governing and talks between the Tibetan and Chinese Government failed to reach a settlement. The Communist People’s Liberation Army crossed the border into Tibet and defeated the Tibetan Army which was under the command of Ngapoi, his biography is given, as he would become an ally of the Chinese Communists who occupied Tibet, his photograph is shown below.

To be published on Saturday 15th October