Tibetan exiles yearn for homeland 50 years on

Video: Tibetan exiles long for home


  Former Tibetan soldiers yearn for independence  

In 1950, Chinese troops defeated Tibet’s small army and claimed the territory. By 1959, the CIA was training Tibetan resistance fighters. But a failed uprising that year broke the back of the rebellion.

For many Tibetans, independence from China remains their ultimate goal. Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley reports from Nepal, where many of the Tibetan resistance fighters now reside.