UNESCO approves controversial World Heritage Tibet nomination despite concerns

In a highly charged political environment, a UNESCO committee voted on 7 July 2017 to approve a controversial application by the Chinese government to inscribe a vast Tibetan area as a World Heritage site, although it contravenes values and guidelines of the international cultural body.

EU: Suspend China Human Rights Dialogue

Seven human rights organization, including the International Campaign for Tibet have called on 19 June the European Union to cancel its upcoming human rights dialogue with China and suspend the exchange until the meetings can bring genuine human rights improvements.

Tibet locked down and travellers banned during sensitive anniversary

Tour operators have announced the closure of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) to tourists again next month, coinciding with the anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising in March 1959 and the related protests across Tibet in March 2008.