December 20, 2007
of the Dalai Lama have published a new world map guaranteed to
arouse a hostile reception in China.
only does the map show Tibet as an independent country, but also
includes a combined nation of Mongolia and China’s Inner
Singh of the Friends of Tibet Campaign noted during the
unveiling of the map, "A country is identified by its boundaries
and presence on the political map. Tibet was an independent
country until China occupied it and diminished it from face of
world atlases. This initiative is for reestablishing Tibet on
the world map, to focus on the aspect of its position, its
importance and its existence which China is out to destroy."
Additionally, the new world map illustrates Turkistan, and
Manchuria as separate countries along side China.