FM spokesman: China opposes Paris mayor awarding Dalai Lama ‘honorary citizen’

China on Tuesday protested the awarding of “honorary citizen” to the Dalai Lama by Paris mayor, saying it posed “grave interference in Sino-French relations”. “We feel strongly disgruntled and is resolutely opposed to Paris’ award for the Dalai Lama, regardless of China’s opposition,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang. Earlier reports said that Paris …

Tiananmen and Tibet: ICT Analysis

Following the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, the U.S. Congress passed legislation that imposed sanctions on the Chinese government in response to its human rights crackdown. The legislation, commonly referred to as the “Tiananmen Sanctions” (P.L. 101-246) required Chinese authorities to meet a variety of conditions, including human rights improvements in Tibet. This paper analyzes …

Bold report by Beijing scholars reveals breakdown of China’s Tibet policy

A bold and remarkable new report by a group of Chinese scholars in Beijing challenges the official position that the Dalai Lama “incited” the protests that broke out in Tibet in March 2008, and outlines key failings in the policy of the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Tibet. The report, which …

An investigative report into the social and economic causes of the 3.14 incident in Tibetan areas

This bold and important report by a group of Chinese scholars in Beijing challenges the official position that the Dalai Lama “incited” the protests that broke out in Tibet in March 2008, and outlines key failings in the policy of the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Tibet. The report is the …

China postpones EU-China Summit over Dalai Lama meetings

Brussels – Beijing has postponed the EU-China Summit due to be held in Lyon, France on December 1 due to its displeasure over the Dalai Lama’s visits to several European countries from November 29, including a meeting with French President Sarkozy in Gdansk, Poland and an address to the European Parliament in Brussels. Vincent Metten, …

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 urges China to halt Tibet policies saying they are obstacles to unity of nationalities

The Dalai Lama has said that the Chinese government’s own actions relating to Tibet are posing major obstacles in the way of its policy of unifying nationalities. In his statement (see below) on March 10, 2008, on the 49th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising of 1959, the Dalai Lama outlined the various policies being …

No One Has the Liberty to Refuse

Investigates the Chinese government’s policy of forced resettlement and its violation of economic and social rights of Tibetan herders, through interviews conducted between July 2004 and December 2006 with some 150 Tibetans from the areas directly affected. Click here to download as a PDF.