9th round of Sino-Tibetan dialogue identifies elements to build upon

The International Campaign for Tibet welcomes the strong and detailed statement [1] issued today by Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, the Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and chief interlocutor with Chinese officials during nine rounds of dialogue since 2002. Lodi Gyari and envoy Kelsang Gyaltsen briefed the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India this morning …

Statement of the Danish Foreign Minister on the resumption of China-Tibet dialogue

Dialogue between Tibet and China In connection with the resumption of negotiations between representatives of the Dalai Lama and China, the Foreign Minister states: “I am very satisfied that the negotiations between representatives of the Dalai Lama and China have now been resumed after a 15 months break. I therefore again call on both parties …

China Jails Tibetan Filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen for 6 Years

Dhondup Wangchen, the Tibetan filmmaker who was arrested by the Chinese government for documenting the current situation in Tibet and Tibetan people’s aspiration for return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet, has been sentenced to six years in prison, according to information received by the Central Tibetan Administration. The sentence was pronounced was …

International parliamentarians call for debate on Tibetan environment at COP15

An international group of parliamentarians has written an open letter calling for discussion of the Tibetan environment at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, also known as COP15. Tibet, the world’s largest and highest plateau, is the ‘world’s third pole’ because it contains the biggest ice fields outside of the Arctic and Antarctic. …

European Parliament passes resolution on minority rights and death penalty in China

The European Parliament has passed a resolution in which it calls for an end to the death penalty in China and expresses concern at the way in which ethnic minorities are treated before the law in China. The resolution strongly condemned the execution of the two Tibetans, Lobsang Gyaltsen and Loyak, in September and called …

EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights

On 20 November 2009 the European Union and the People’s Republic of China held the 28th round of the EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights in Beijing. The Dialogue provided a platform for a frank exchange of views between the People’s Republic of China and the EU on a wide range of human rights issues. The …

WPCT: The Rome Declaration on Tibet

The 5th World Parliamentarians Convention on Tibet ended in Rome on 19 November with the adoption of the Rome Declaration on Tibet. The convention was attended by 133 Parliamentarians and associates from 30 Parliaments around the world and included an address by the Dalai Lama at the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament. The …

Parliamentary Motion in UK on executions in Lhasa

The Tibet Society in the UK has announced that Harry Cohen, Chair of the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet, with cross party support, has tabled an Early Day Motion in the UK parliament related to what it calls the ‘deplorable judicial executions’ of two Tibetans on 20 October 2009. Cross party MPs from …

Official confirmation of execution of Tibetans in Lhasa

Two Tibetans were executed in Lhasa for their alleged roles in the protests and rioting in Lhasa on March 14, 2008, according to reports by Tibetan exile organizations confirmed by the Chinese embassy in London on Friday (October 23). Lobsang Gyaltsen and Loyak were sentenced to death in April 2009 on charges relating to “starting …