Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was born in Daktse Village in Qinghai. He was the son of Tibetan peasants. In every aspect, the Dalai Lama enjoyed the most expensive attention a supreme personality could enjoy in mediaeval Europe. The West has long been interested in Tibet. After living Buddha Radeng´s death, Tenzin Gyatso was deeply influenced by the thoughts of "independence". The indication from the Angel was the 16-year-old Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso should lead. Dalai Lama began his political career then. In Zhongnanhai, the Dalai Lama met Chairman Mao for the first time. In 1956, General Chen Yi arrived in Lhasa, leading a delegation from the central government. The US started deeping their hands directly into Tibetan affairs. In 1959, the Dalai Lama and his followers openly announced "Tibetan independence".