In this issue: Tibetans required to make offerings to pictures of Xi Jinping; New measures for ‘border security’ in Tibet underlines intensified focus on militarization and Xi Jinping emphasis on ‘combat readiness’; Dramatic acceleration in development announced at Party Congress
As Chinese authorities reacted angrily against President Trump signing into law the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, they stepped up criticism of the Dalai Lama, republishing baseless negative articles that exposed China’s fear of the new law, which received strong bipartisan and bicameral support in the US.
Following its unanimous passage by both the House and the Senate of the United States, President Donald Trump signed the on 19 December the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, marking a new era of US support for Tibetans and a challenge to China’s discriminatory policies in Tibet.
On a major anniversary in Tibet on 10 December, a 17-year-old monk was beaten and arrested for calling out for Tibetan freedom, just one day after unconfirmed reports said two teens lit themselves on fire in protest of Chinese rule.
The arrest this month of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer (and daughter of the founder) of Chinese tech firm Huawei, over potential violations of US sanctions on Iran brings to a head growing scrutiny of Chinese CCTV giant Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology. Known simply as Hikvision, the company is already subject to bans by the …
In a triumph today for American citizens, the United States Congress unanimously passed a bill that takes direct aim at the Chinese government’s unfair treatment of Americans and pushes back against its isolation of Tibet from the outside world.
According to information from Tibetan sources, a young Tibetan man set fire to himself in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) in the Tibetan area of Amdo on Dec. 8, 2018
In this analysis, ICT shows how a system of intense security and forced assimilation that Chinese Communist Party official Chen Quanguo first developed in Tibet is now being used in Xinjiang, where Chen and his forces have locked up at least 1 million ethnic Uyghurs and Kazakhs in prison camps because of their ethnicity, culture and religion.
As a native of one of the world’s most beautiful and endangered landscapes, the Dalai Lama has sent his prayers and advice to the COP24.
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: China’s third Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations Human Rights Council; Former Special Envoy of the Dalai Lama and ICT Executive Chairman Lodi Gyari passes away; ICT and FIDH hold conference on access to Tibet and reciprocity in the European Parliament; ICT’s 30th anniversary marked in Brussels; Parliamentary groups on Tibet reestablished in France and the Czech Republic; ICT report uses satellite images to reveal prison state in Tibet’s capital; Prayer festival cancelled amid tightening control at famous Tibetan Buddhist institute; Tibetan man calls for Dalai Lama’s long life as he sets himself on fire; Three monks detained following solo-protests in Ngaba (…)