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Reconstructing The 1950s

17th Point Agreement and Dalai Lama’s China Trip : Sadhu Rinchen Dhondup

Sadhu Rinchen Dhondup was the English interpreter to the Tibetan delegation who was sent to negotiate peace with the Beijing authority. Dhondup remembers the anxieties, fears and the constant threats the delegation members endured, until the signing of the now infamous 17th Point Agreement. Dhondup also discusses his roles and responsibilities as one of the chief coordinator of Dalai Lama’s China trip in 1954.