Tibet Brief – Edition 19

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: International parliamentarians call for debate on Tibetan environment at COP15 Concerted parliamentary action outcome of Rome WPCT Update on the EU-China Human Rights Dialogue China hearing at EP …

Tibet Brief – Edition 18

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: Lhasa executions condemned by EU and UK World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet in Rome, November Representative of EU’s Economic & Social Committee visits Dharamsala, India New ICT Report: …

Tibet Brief – Edition 17

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 tightens screws on Tibet for October 1st 60th anniversary President Obama sends delegation to meet Dalai Lama in Dharamsala Bio of Maria Otero, the new US Special …

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 …

Tibet Brief – Edition 16

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: A new report by Beijing scholars reveals the breakdown of China’s Tibet policy ICT calls for a cohesive EU position on Tibet and the Dalai Lama The UN …

Dangerous Crossings: Conditions Impacting the Flight of Tibetan Refugees, 2007-2008

Dangerous Crossings 2007-8 details new developments for Tibetans in Nepal from 2007 until the present, documenting the insecurity and danger for Tibetans in transit from Tibet to India, and for long-staying Tibetan refugees in Nepal. The reports support the proposition that resolving difficulties for Tibetans in Nepal would also serve the interests of the Nepalese …

An uncertain Welcome: How China’s Influence impacts Tibetans in Nepal

KATHMANDU: The wave of protests against Chinese rule that began in Tibet in March 2008 and the resulting crackdown transformed the political landscape – and made a dramatic impact on the situation for Tibetans across the border in Nepal. In an attempt to prevent pro-Tibet protests in Nepal, the Chinese authorities stepped up their efforts …

Tracking the Steel Dragon

The world’s highest railroad across the Tibetan plateau to Lhasa (completed in July 2006) is the most high-profile symbol of Beijing’s ambitious plans to develop the western regions of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). As an indispensable element of Beijing’s ‘transportation revolution’, the aim of its construction is to expand the influence and consolidate …

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 …