Tibetan Communist Party
Tibetan Communist Party (Tibetan: ཕུན་ཚོགས་དབང་རྒྱལ) was a small socialist group in Tibet, which functioned in secrecy under various names. The group was founded by Phuntsok Wangyal and Ngawang Kesang in the 1940s. It had emerged from a group called the "Tibetan Democratic Youth League" created by Wangyal and other Tibetan students in Nanjing in the 1940s.
The part sought to unite all Tibetans into one entity, compassing Kham, Amdo and proper Tibet. The party contacted the embassy of the Soviet Union asking for its assistance as it began planning a socialist uprising in Tibet and Kham. Later Wangyal also contacted the Communist Party of China and the Communist Party of India.
The Tibetan communists prepared guerrilla struggles against the ruling Kuomintang, whilst promoting democratic reforms inside Tibet.
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