Tibet Brief – Edition 71

In this edition: Uyghurs,Hong Kongers and Chinese dissidents hold demonstration in Brussels on China’s National Day; China steps up its attempts to control the Dalai Lama’s succession; Tibet at the 42nd UN Human Rights Council session; US lawmakers introduces legislation inspired by US Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act; Tibetan activist whose lama uncle deied in Chinese prison calls for justice at US religious freedom event; New EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs appointed; UN Special Rapporteurs ask China for information about nine Tibetans imprisoned for celebrating the Dalai Lama’s birthday; New ‘social security’ cards in Tibet expand China’s control over Tibetans’ lives (…)

Tibet Brief – Edition 70

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 reveals how dams will harm a UNESCO-protected area of Tibet; Rights groups raise China’s systematic human rights violations in Tibet at UN Human Rights Council; ICT commends outgoing European Parliament’s Tibet Interest Group;
US Ambassador to China granted rare visit to Tibet; Monks and nuns expelled from Yachen Gar are forced to undergo “political reeducation” (…)

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” (…)

Tibet Brief – Edition 68

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: Tibetans around the world commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day 4th European Solidarity Rally for Tibet held in Brussels China’s response to UN rights review …

Tibet Brief – Edition 67

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: US Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act enacted; Teen monk beaten and arrested as wave of protests and self-immolations continues; Tibetans ordered to prostrate to pictures of Chinese President; Developping technological totalitarianism in Tibet: Hikvision; New ICT analysis: The origin of the ‘Xinjiang model’ in Tibet under Chen Quanguo (…)

The origin of the ‘Xinjiang model’ in Tibet under Chen Quanguo: Securitizing ethnicity and accelerating assimilation

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.

Tibet Brief – Edition 66

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 (…)

Brave solo protests show Tibetans’ remarkable courage and steadfast loyalty to the Dalai Lama

Peaceful solo protests last month by three monks in the Tibetan region of Amdo who have now disappeared are the most recent occurrences of an act of remarkable courage that has become a trend in eastern Tibet since around 2014. This trend seems linked to a wish by protestors to make a strong statement about freedom and loyalty to the Dalai Lama without undertaking the more extreme act of self-immolation.

Tibet Brief – Edition 65

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: The Dalai Lama visits Europe, commends ICT’s 30 years of service; UN experts urge China to prevent discrimination against Tibetans; New European Parliament report calls on China to review its policies in Tibet; China tightens screws on Tibetan Buddhism; Chinese court rejects Tashi Wangchuk’s appeal; Former home of Dalai Lama’s parents demolished in Lhasa (…)