Thousands of monks and laypeople across Tibet have been roped into participating in a series of major staged performances symbolic of the Communist Party’s control over their lives as Chinese authorities mark the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Oct. 1, known as National Day. The celebrations focused on “telling the story of the Communists” and erasing the stories of the Tibetans.
As part of the 70th anniversary of its founding on October 1, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is touting “70 years of progress” in Tibet. However, the truth is that it has been 70 years of subjugation and oppression for the Tibetan people, and after all that, China still lacks legitimacy in its rule over Tibet.
Chinese Communist Party authorities have stepped up efforts to control the succession of the Dalai Lama by hosting their first major training on reincarnation involving monks from prominent Tibetan monasteries.
A Tibetan monk from the influential Kirti monastery was sentenced to three years in prison this week after being held incommunicado in detention for more than one year.
Chinese authorities in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have apparently deepened their control over the Tibetan population with the rollout this summer of social security cards. According to Chinese state media, the cards cover a “wide range of functions” and support “online banking, mobile banking, consumption, settlement, payment, medical insurance settlement, city card and other …
News of the disappearance and imprisonment of three monks has emerged from the Ngaba area of eastern Tibet, which has been subject to a brutal crackdown by the Chinese government since the wave of self-immolations began there in 2009.
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A new phase of thousands of expulsions of nuns and monks has begun at the well-known religious institute of Yachen Gar in eastern Tibet, with reports that those evicted are now being subjected to “political re-education” in detention in extra-legal facilities where there is a high risk of torture.
Ahead of the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom hosted by the US State Department in Washington, DC from July 16 to 18, 2019, the International Campaign for Tibet has obtained information from sources inside Tibet about threats to the survival of Tibetan Buddhist culture and values at a time the Dalai Lama has described as “the darkest period” in Tibetan history.
A nationwide political campaign in China against “black” and “evil forces” has intensified in Chinese-occupied Tibet with a strong emphasis on cracking down on “separatism in the name of religion” and loyalty to the Dalai Lama.