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 (…)

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 (…)