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 …