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Old photos: advance troops entering Tibet in early 1950s

2019-05-14 09:24:00China Tibet Online

On January 6, 1950, under the order of the Southwest Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the 18th Army of the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) marched into Tibet with cooperation from the 14th Army and the Northwest Military Region. The 154th Regiment of the 52nd Division of the 18th Army was sent as the advance troops, with Qie Jinwu serving as the leader of the 154th Regiment, and Yang Jun serving as its political commissar.   

On March 27, 1950, the 154th Regiment of the 52nd Division, the advance troops of the 18th Army for entering Tibet, held an oath-taking rally at Leshan Mountain, with its political commissar Yang Jun leading the troops to take the oath. 

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