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 (…)

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 (…)

Tibet Brief – Edition 64

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 China’s strategies of weaponizing access to Tibet; EU and China hold their annual Human Rights Dialogue and Summit; ICT President raises Tibet with UN and EU officials; China forces young Tibetan monks out of monastery; Mass migration program highlights contested nomads’ resettlement policies in Tibet; ‘Destruction, commercialization, fake replicas’: new report on Lhasa as UNESCO World Heritage Committee meets; Chinese dissident’s widow Liu Xia allowed to leave China after years of house arrest; Sweden condemns Tibetan for espionage, highlighting pressures on exile communities (…)

Tibet Brief – Edition 63

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: ‘Europe Stands with Tibet’ rally held in Geneva; ICT’s 30 Years of Service to the Tibetan People; ICT and FIDH ask EU to urge for Access to Tibet in 2018 EU-China Tourism Year; Tibetan writer Shokjang released upon completion of prison sentence; U.S., Canadian and European governments express concerns about Tibet at UN Human Rights Council; Over 100 participants from 21 states gather for the 10th Annual Tibet Lobby Day in Washington D.C.; First self-immolation in 2018, amid intensified securitisation in March anniversary week;Chinese police circular urges public to report on loyalty to ‘evil forces’ of Dalai Lama (…)

ICT and FIDH ask EU to urge for Access to Tibet as it observes 2018 EU-China Tourism Year

On the occasion of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY), which was launched in January in Venice, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) have written to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and to the European Union High Representative, Federica Mogherini, to express a number of concerns in relation to the promotion of tourism in Tibet.