HC Deb 22 November 1983 vol 49 cc108-9W
Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what status of recognition by Her Majesty's Government is given to Tibet.

Mr. Luce

For a long time we have recognised Chinese suzerainty over Tibet. This has been on the understanding that Tibet is regarded as autonomous. It was proclaimed an autonomous region in 1965.

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