Le autorità cinesi hanno demolito la secolare residenza della famiglia Langdun in Tibet, dimora del XIII Dalai Lama. Nonostante sia stata definita “struttura storica da proteggere” la casa è stata rasa al suolo.
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Chinese authorities have demolished the century-old Langdun family residence of Tibet’s 13th Dalai Lama despite appeals to protect the heritage site.The house of Thupten Gyatso was situated close to the Kyichu river, south of Lhasa.It was located in an area controlled by the Lhasa Military Center and was declared a “historic structure to be protected,” said the source, who lives in Tibet.The 13th Dalai Lama, often referred to by Tibetans as the “Great 13th,” was born to a peasant couple in Dakpo in southern Tibet. Thupten Gyatso was recognized by Tibetan religious authorities as the reincarnation of the 12th Dalai in 1877. The 13th Dalai Lama ruled Tibet during a British invasion of the country in 1904 and a Chinese invasion in 1909/10, but survived both experiences with his authority enormously enhanced. He later predicted China’s 1950 invasion of Tibet and died at the age of 57 in December 1933 after urging modernization of the Tibetan Army.
Fonte: Dossier Tibet, 16 giugno 2011