The People's Republic of China's stated goal in invading Tibet in 1950, sometimes referred to as a re-annexation, was to liberate the Tibetans from a repressive system of feudalism and to improve economic development and... More »

According to the Chinese government, Tibet has continuously been a part of the Chinese nation for more than seven centuries, although Tibet declared independence in 1912 and functioned autonomously until the Chinese gove... More »

China officially became communist on Oct. 1, 1949 after years of internal conflict when Mao Zedong proclaimed it the People's Republic of China. As chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, Mao Zedong, often called Chairm... More »

On January 1, 1950, The People’s Republic of China claimed sovereignty over Tibet. China unsuccessfully attempted to enforce that claim through a series of negotiations between the two governments, and on October 7, 1950... More » History Modern History Modern Asia

As of 2014, Tibet is an autonomous region of China located in the Himalayas next to Nepal and Bhutan. It covers 1.2 million square kilometers, making it the second largest region of China. As of 2007, 2.81 million people... More » Geography Asia East Asia

The nation of China, or the People's Republic of China, is located in the region of East Asia. It is one of the easternmost countries on the Asian continent, bordering 14 different sovereign states, including Russia and ... More »

A controversial figure in Chinese history, Mao Zedong founded the People's Republic of China, transforming the nation into a socialist state and nationalizing industry and business under the government while implementing... More »