Eight Tibetans killed in Kardze: new phase in protests in Tibet

At least eight Tibetans were killed yesterday in eastern Tibet after armed police fired on a crowd of several hundred monks and laypeople after an incident in which monks were detained after they objected to an intensified ‘patriotic education’ campaign, including photographs of the Dalai Lama being thrown to the ground, according to reliable sources. …

Turning point for Tibet

Below is the complete article written by Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, the Dalai Lama’s Special Envoy, followed by the version edited due to space constraints which appeared in the International Herald Tribune on April 3, 2008. International Herald Tribune Turning point for Tibet By Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari Thursday, April 3, 2008 In the last few weeks, …

The Dalai Lama: An Appeal

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to the world leaders, Parliamentarians, NGOs and public who have expressed their concern over the recent deeply saddening and tragic events in Tibet. We are also grateful for their efforts in persuading the Chinese authorities to exercise restraint in dealing …

His Holiness The Dalai Lama: An Appeal to the Chinese People

An Appeal to the Chinese People from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Today, I extend heartfelt greetings to my Chinese brothers and sisters round the world, particularly to those in the People’s Republic of China. In the light of the recent developments in Tibet, I would like to share with you my thoughts concerning …

Tibetan protests continue and spread further: official and estimated detentions surpass 2,000

Tibetan protests have continued and spread even in the presence of substantial security forces. As of March 27, the number of counties in which protests have occurred has increased to at least 42. Official Chinese reports have acknowledged more than 1,000 detentions of persons who surrendered to authorities for rioting. In addition, unofficial reports estimate …

Statement by the Dalai Lama on protests in Tibet

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama I am deeply concerned over the situation that has been developing in Tibet following peaceful protests in many parts of Tibet, including Lhasa, in recent days. These protests are a manifestation of the deep-rooted resentment of the Tibetan people under the present governance. As I have always said, unity …

Leading Chinese intellectuals ask China to rethink Tibet policy

Leading Chinese intellectuals and writers released a petition today that appeared on several websites in Chinese, entitled ‘Twelve Suggestions for Dealing with the Tibetan Situation’. It is a significant indication that Chinese voices are being raised in China in response to the way Beijing has handled the protests that began on March 10. An English …

Dalai Lama written statement in response to Wen Jiabao

The Dalai Lama responded yesterday to Chinese premier Wen Jiabao, who made a strong statement earlier in the morning accusing the Dalai Lama of instigating the current unrest in the region. “There is ample fact and plenty of evidence proving this incident was organised, premediated, masterminded and incited by the ‘Dalai clique’”, Wen told a …

Statement by the ICT on recent events in Tibet

International Campaign for Tibet LogoThe International Campaign for Tibet strongly condemns the suppression by Chinese security forces of peaceful demonstrations by Tibetan monks, and the shutdown of monasteries around Lhasa. These actions have provoked disturbances among Tibetan lay people that are escalating to a dangerous level in the streets of Lhasa and spreading to different …

China steps up resettlement of Tibetan herders

BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese government will move more than 52,000 Tibetan herders and farmers into permanent housing this year, state media said on Thursday, a practice rights groups say has been marked by abuses.   “The project to improve their living conditions began in 2006, when the regional government set a target of building …