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.

Tibet Brief – Edition 62

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: Tibetan film-maker and former political prisoner Dhondup Wangchen finds freedom in exile; European Parliament adopts urgency resolution on Tashi Wangchuk and Choekyi; French President Macron’s first state visit to China; U.S. Committee on Foreign Affairs calls for reciprocal access, religious freedom and human rights in Tibet; Two further self-immolations at the end of 2017; Ban on access to nature reserves in Tibet raises concern about Tibetan nomads at UNESCO site (…)

Tibet Brief – Edition 61

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: Major religious festival cancelled at Larung Gar amid further tightening of religious freedom; 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress confirm Xi Jinping’s grip on power and indicates likely continued hardline position on Tibet; Delegation of Tibetan Parliamentarians visits Europe; Germany political parties committed to support Dalai Lama and Tibet; Central Tibetan Administration holds international conference on the future of the Tibetan movement; U.S. lawmakers call on President Trump to support Tibet; Australia Tibet Council’s new report highlights Chinese influence on Australian Tibet policy (…)

Tibet Brief – Edition 60

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 (…)

Tibet Brief – Edition 59

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 (…)

Tibet Brief – Edition 58

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: Shadow of dust across the sun: How tourism is used to counter Tibetan cultural resilience First cases of Tibetan self-immolations in 2017 China and Tibet …

Shadow of dust across the sun: how tourism is used to counter Tibetan cultural resilience

A new report by ICT, ‘Shadow of Dust across the Sun’, reveals how the demolitions and expulsions at Larung Gar and Yachen Gar in the past six months are part of an unfolding political strategy involving more aggressive measures in order to curb and manage the growing influence and number of monks and nuns at these important monastic centers of study and Buddhist ethics in eastern Tibet, the largest such institutes in the world.