Tibet Brief – Edition 71

In this edition: Uyghurs,Hong Kongers and Chinese dissidents hold demonstration in Brussels on China’s National Day; China steps up its attempts to control the Dalai Lama’s succession; Tibet at the 42nd UN Human Rights Council session; US lawmakers introduces legislation inspired by US Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act; Tibetan activist whose lama uncle deied in Chinese prison calls for justice at US religious freedom event; New EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs appointed; UN Special Rapporteurs ask China for information about nine Tibetans imprisoned for celebrating the Dalai Lama’s birthday; New ‘social security’ cards in Tibet expand China’s control over Tibetans’ lives (…)

Tibet Brief – Edition 70

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 how dams will harm a UNESCO-protected area of Tibet; Rights groups raise China’s systematic human rights violations in Tibet at UN Human Rights Council; ICT commends outgoing European Parliament’s Tibet Interest Group;
US Ambassador to China granted rare visit to Tibet; Monks and nuns expelled from Yachen Gar are forced to undergo “political reeducation” (…)

Tibet Brief – Edition 69

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 European Parliament resolution says China’s criminal law is being abused to persecute Tibetans and Buddhists; The EU and China hold their annual Human Rights Dialogue and Summit; 7th World Parliamentary Convention on Tibet held in Riga; Creation of a fake “Tibetan Association” unveiled in Canada; Tibetan man sentenced to four years in prison for calling out for the Panchen Lama’s freedom; Millions of Chinese students to be sent to “minority areas” to “spread civilization” (…)

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 (…)

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 (…)

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 (…)