China is also believed to have stationed approximately 90 nuclear warheads in Tibet.China's North-west Nuclear Weapons Research and Design Academy, which is located in Tibet's northeastern area of Amdo, is reported to have dumped an unknown quantity of radioactive waste on the Tibetan plateau.Until the early 1980s, Tibet was virtually inaccessible to Westerners.The Tibetan flag consists of a yellow border around alternating vertical bands of blue and red.The United Nations passed three resolutions on Tibet in 1959, 1961, and 1965 expressing concern over human rights violations.The Tibetan government-in-exile has been reorganized along democratic principles in order to preserve Tibetan culture and education, and seek the restoration of Tibet's freedom.Tibetan people throughout the world consider this government- in-exile, which is based in Dharamsala, India, to be the sole legitimate government of Tibet.The Chinese military presence in Tibet is estimated to number around 500,000 uniformed personnel.
Below the peak are two swirling jewels that are held between two lions facing each other.
Tibet is officially known as the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.
Located in the highlands of southwest China, Tibet is approximately 14,800 feet above sea level.
The current Dalai Lama lives in exile in India, where he heads a community of 120,000 Tibetan refugees.
He leads an international campaign to regain Tibet's freedom and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his efforts.
Until 1949, Tibet's national religion was Lamaism Buddhism, which was headed by the Dalai Lama.