After the founding of the Republic of China (1912-1949), Tibet remained one of China's provinces.The KMT (Kuomintang) Government established an administrative body in Tibet. Together with the Mongolian and Tibetan Committee's representative office in Tibet, it maintained direct communication with China's central Government.The National Assembly of China and both chambers of parliament included Tibetans whose names have been preserved all along on official documents. The current 14th Dalai Lama was ratified by the Kuomintang Government, and his "sitting in ceremony was presided over by a representative from the Central Government.Both the ratification order of February 1940 and a documentary film of the ceremony presided over by the Central Government's representative Wu Zhongxin still exist intact."
Decree from the Provisional President of the Republic of China Granting the Establishment of the Mongolian and Tibetan Committee for United Political Reform
Permier's Testament (Tibetan edition)