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China celebrates 50th anniversary of Tibet’s autonomy

Updated: Sep 8,2015 2:42 PM     Xinhua

A grand ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet autonomous region is held at the square of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, Sept 8, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

A grand ceremony kicked off on Sept 8 in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital city of the Tibet autonomous region, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the region’s founding.

The Tibet autonomous region was founded on Sept 1, 1965, after the establishment of the regional People’s Congress, the local legislature, through elections.

A grand ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet autonomous region is held at the square of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, Sept 8, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

A grand ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet autonomous region is held at the square of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, Sept. 8 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

A grand ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet autonomous region is held at the square of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, Sept 8, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

A national flag raising ceremony is held at a grand ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet autonomous region at the square of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, Sept 8, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

A grand ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet autonomous region is held at the square of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, Sept 8, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

A grand ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet autonomous region is held at the square of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, Sept 8, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

A national flag raising ceremony is held at a grand ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet autonomous region at the square of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, Sept 8, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

A national flag raising ceremony is held at a grand ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet autonomous region at the square of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, Sept 8, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

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