DANGER ZONES: Kowtow to Peking

Peking broadcast news of a great victory: less than a year after Red Chinese troops first marched into the outlying reaches of Tibet, the theocratic government of Lhasa had surrendered. In a treaty negotiated at Peking, the Tibetans accepted 1) status as an "autonomous" province under the sovereignty of Red China; 2) occupation by a Red Chinese garrison; 3) merger of all Tibetan forces into Red China's army; 4) direction of Tibetan foreign affairs by Red China.

The 16-year-old Dalai Lama, who is supposed to exercise temporal power (TIME, May 14), will...

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