A Tibetan man and his aunt were imprisoned in Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, after he recited prayers and called for the release of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima.
A new report from the International Campaign for Tibet reveals the construction of dams and infrastructure in Tibet that will potentially force the relocation of thousands of local people. The report also explains how the dams may impact the biodiverse area of Tibet known as the “Three Parallel Rivers,” which is under UNESCO protection.
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 European Parliament resolution says China’s criminal law is being abused to persecute Tibetans and Buddhists; The EU and China hold their annual Human Rights Dialogue and Summit; 7th World Parliamentary Convention on Tibet held in Riga; Creation of a fake “Tibetan Association” unveiled in Canada; Tibetan man sentenced to four years in prison for calling out for the Panchen Lama’s freedom; Millions of Chinese students to be sent to “minority areas” to “spread civilization” (…)
The just-concluded visit to Tibet by US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad is significant because it reaffirmed the United States’ three fundamental positions on Tibet (dialogue to resolve the conflict, religious freedom for the Tibetan people and access to Tibet), but it must be followed by concrete action, said ICT in a statement released today.
Ahead of the 2019 Belgian federal and regional elections that will take place this Sunday 26 May, a number of Belgian -both French speaking and Dutch speaking –political parties responded to a questionnaire on Tibet submitted to them by the International Campaign for Tibet.
At the 7th World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet taking place in Riga from 7-10 May, ICT’s EU Policy Advisor Vincent Metten delivered a presentation on the European Union’s policy on Tibet.
At a hearing in the German Bundestag in Berlin on May 8, 2019, Kelsang Gyaltsen, the former Special Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Europe, said China wants to destroy the core of Tibetan identity and replace Tibetan culture and religion with a state-approved and controlled version.
In April 2018, when Sweden charged a Tibetan residing in that country with espionage for the Chinese government, the international community became aware of a new Chinese propaganda tactic meant to influence foreign countries from within and disrupt Tibetan communities in exile. At that time, a Tibetan from Amdo living in Europe told ICT: “No …
After a lifetime in captivity, the Panchen Lama, Tibet’s second most prominent religious figure, turns 30 on April 25, 2019.
In a resolution adopted at its plenary session today in Strasbourg, the European Parliament has singled out China for its persecution of Tibetans and other ethnic and religious groups and demanded that the Chinese authorities respect their fundamental rights and freedoms.