Argument: The PRC bases its legal claim to Tibet solely on historical grounds
- "Tibet File No.18: The Legal Status of Tibet". Free Tibet. Retrieved 4.16.08 - "The PRC makes no claim to sovereign rights over Tibet as a result of its military subjugation and occupation of Tibet following the country's invasion in 1949-1950. Thus, China does not allege that it has acquired sovereignty by means of conquest, annexation or prescription in this period. Instead, it bases its claim to Tibet solely on their theory that Tibet has been an integral part of China for centuries."