New dams expected to harm UNESCO-protected area of Tibet, force thousands to relocate

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.

Tibet Brief – Edition 69

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” (…)

ICT statement: US ambassador’s statements on Tibet must be followed by concrete action

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.