That invasion was condemned by democracies around the world as a rogue thing for China to do.
In exactly the same vein, the United States has been similarly condemned in many world nations for the invasion of Iraq and for occupation of Afghanistan.
It seems that since we have invasions and occupations in common with China, have lost our nation financial sovereignty to China, it was a natural evolution for President Obama to be the first U.S. President to publicly announce:
We did note that while we recognize that Tibet is part of the People's Republic of China, the United States supports the early resumption of dialogue between the Chinese government and representatives of the Dalai Lama to resolve any concerns and differences that the two sides may have.(Washington Times, emphasis added). The pirates must be celebrating.
Invasion now increases one's territorial size, captures water, captures oil, but it also brings legitimization to the greatest enemy any free people must face and defeat.