Argument: Tibet was a fully independent country when China invaded in 1949
- "Proving Truth from Facts". Released by the Tibetan Government-in-Exile on 7 July 1993 partly in response to China's white paper. - "Tibet's status at the time of the Chinese invasion in 1949 must be judged on the basis of Tibet's modern history rather than, as China tries to do, its ancient history. Tibet was independent at the time of China's invasion. It possessed all conditions of statehood under international law."