New challenges to Tibet policy from inside China

Proposals to display portraits of the Dalai Lama, end denunciation of the Tibetan leader, and lessen police presence in monasteries have been discussed at a series of meetings in Qinghai, according to several unofficial Tibetan sources. The news emerged following the publication of bold new suggestions of engagement with the Dalai Lama and critique of policy on Tibet by Professor Jin Wei from the Central Party School.

60 Years of Chinese Misrule Arguing Cultural Genocide in Tibet

This report is an examination by the International Campaign for Tibet of the impact on Tibetan culture of Chinese Communist Party rule in Tibet. Its publication comes at a time when the situation on the Tibetan Plateau has reached a critical inflexion point. Having compiled this report, ICT makes the following findings: The Chinese authorities …

Interpretating Tibet: A political Guide to Tibet

‘Interpreting Tibet’ gives a reality check on the sights of Lhasa, exploring how both China’s assertions of power and Tibetan expressions of identity are revealed in the architecture of the city, as well as the reality behind Tibet’s apparent economic progress. The report advises tourists how to avoid putting Tibetans, and themselves, at risk, and …

Dispatches: Undercover in Tibet (Video)

Tibetan exile Tash Despa returns to the homeland he risked his life escaping from to carry out secret filming with the award-winning, Bafta-nominated director Jezza Neumann. At the risk to its makers of imprisonment and deportation, this Dispatches film reveals the hidden reality of life under Chinese occupation in Tibet, uncovering evidence of the ‘cultural …

The Communist Party as Living Buddha

The boy recognised by the Dalai Lama as the Panchen Lama, one of Tibet’s most important religious leaders, marked his 18th birthday and coming of age on April 25, 2007, after more than a decade in Chinese custody. The Panchen Lama’s plight has come to symbolize the crisis facing the survival of Tibet’s religious culture. …