The EU urgently needs to review its Human Rights Dialogue with China

    This op-ed co-signed by a cross-party group of MEPs (full list of signatories at the bottom) was published in the European media outlet Euractiv on 29 May 2017. Brussels, May 2017 – In her recent visit to Beijing, the EU Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini focused on global cooperation between the EU and …

19th EU-China Summit – Protest at Schuman Roundabout on 2 June

On 2 June, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be in Brussels to take part to the 19th EU-China Summit. On this occasion,the Tibetan Community in Belgium, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, FIDH and the International Campaign for Tibet are organising a protest to call on the EU to take a stand on the deteriorating human rights situation in China.

ICT congratulates French President-elect Emmanuel Macron

On Sunday May 7, 66.10% of voters in the second round of the French Presidential elections voted in favor of Emmanuel Macron, who becomes the eighth and youngest French President. Marine Le Pen, who was leading the extreme right party Le Front National and was running against Mr. Macron, secured 33.90% of the votes. The …

Tibet Brief – Edition 58

The Tibet Brief is an ICT publication for policy-makers, providing concise information and perspectives on the political, economic and human rights situation in Tibet. In this edition: New ICT Report: Shadow of dust across the sun: How tourism is used to counter Tibetan cultural resilience First cases of Tibetan self-immolations in 2017 China and Tibet …

Shadow of dust across the sun: how tourism is used to counter Tibetan cultural resilience

A new report by ICT, ‘Shadow of Dust across the Sun’, reveals how the demolitions and expulsions at Larung Gar and Yachen Gar in the past six months are part of an unfolding political strategy involving more aggressive measures in order to curb and manage the growing influence and number of monks and nuns at these important monastic centers of study and Buddhist ethics in eastern Tibet, the largest such institutes in the world.