Revised Chinese government regulations on religion consolidate far-reaching powers of the Communist Party state over people’s lives and beliefs, and are a further threat to the continued survival of Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet. The revised rules on religious activity, issued by the Chinese State Council on September 7, 2017, conflate peaceful religious practice with ‘threats’ …
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) published the 59th edition of its Tibet Brief newsletter. 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: UNESCO approves controversial World Heritage Tibet nomination; Liu Xiaobo’s death – an indelible blot on the history of the Chinese Communist Party; Major live fire drill in Tibet amid China-India border dispute highlights political imperatives; EU diplomats pay rare visit to Tibet; Two further Tibetans self-immolations in exile in July 2017; Italian Government confirms the right of Tibetan refugees to travel to Italy but detains Uyghur exile group leader, raising fears of Chinese interference in Europe; Tech giant Apple accused of “aiding” China’s censorship efforts (…)
In the fifth week of serious border tensions between China and India, China released on 16 July 2017 footage of a major military live-fire assault exercise in the Tibet Autonomous Region, highlighting political imperative and military capacity on the plateau.
In a highly charged political environment, a UNESCO committee voted on 7 July 2017 to approve a controversial application by the Chinese government to inscribe a vast Tibetan area as a World Heritage site, although it contravenes values and guidelines of the international cultural body.
The European Parliament adopted a resolution on July 6, 2017, calling on the Chinese government to immediately release the ailing Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia from house arrest and to seek medical treatment “wherever they wish”.
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, meeting in Krakow this week, risks contravening its own guidelines if it approves without question a controversial nomination by the Chinese government for a vast area of Tibet known as Hoh Xil.
Krakow – A new report by the International Campaign for Tibet reveals how a Chinese government nomination for UNESCO World Heritage status for a vast area of Tibet – due to be decided in Krakow next week – involves removing Tibetan nomads, who protect the landscape and its wildlife. A report published today before the …
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) published the 59th edition of its Tibet Brief newsletter. 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: 19th EU-China Summit and 35th EU-China Human Rights Dialogue held in Brussels; China under scrutiny at the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council; Karmapa discusses climate change and Tibet Third Pole during first visit to UK; U.S. President Trump proposes cuts to Tibet programmes; New ruling bans Tibetan children from prayer during holy month (…)
EU-China Human Rights Dialogue should be strengthened and sharpened, says DROI Chair, Pier Antonio Panzeri on the occasion of the China human rights dialogue on 22 June 2017.
Chinese authorities are increasingly using opaque policy terms in official media to tighten repression in Tibet, Human Rights Watch said in an illustrated glossary released on 19 June 2017.