Factsheets

To provide context to the current crackdown and life inside Tibet, ICT created a series of briefings on topics ranging from the repression of religious freedom to climate change in Tibet. These briefing papers are intended to provide insight into several key areas that affect life on the plateau which has shaped its past and will determine its future.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration

His Holiness the Dalai Lama His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet. Since the Chinese invasion of 1959, the Dalai Lama has continuously initiated a process of peaceful dialogue and negotiation with Chinese officials. In 1979, he announced a “Middle Way Approach” to resolve the Tibetan issue in …

ICT Briefing Paper: Single Administrative Entity for the Tibetan people as envisaged by the Tibetan Memorandum on Genuine Autonomy

The Memorandum on Genuine Autonomy for the Tibetan People, submitted by the envoys of the Dalai Lama to their Chinese counterparts at their request in November 2008, seeks to bring together “all the Tibetans currently living in designated Tibetan autonomous areas  within a single autonomous administrative unit”. This briefing paper explains the key points behind …

Tiananmen and Tibet: ICT Analysis

Following the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, the U.S. Congress passed legislation that imposed sanctions on the Chinese government in response to its human rights crackdown. The legislation, commonly referred to as the “Tiananmen Sanctions” (P.L. 101-246) required Chinese authorities to meet a variety of conditions, including human rights improvements in Tibet. This paper analyzes …

Religious Repression Continues

To provide context to the current crackdown and life inside Tibet, ICT created a series of briefings on topics ranging from the spring uprising to the crucial nature of Tibet’s environment. These briefing papers are intended to provide insight into several key areas that affect life on the plateau which has shaped its past and …