Reclaiming Tibetan Culture

Reclaiming Tibetan Culture was published in “Human Rights and Culture”, China Rights Forum online #1 in July 2012. Three stories of the land and soil of Tibet: a researcher shows the urgency of preserving an environment and culture; a writer maps the geography of loss; an artist connects Tibetan exiles with their homeland. A Culture …

UN Special Rapporteur warns of consequences to nomad settlement

At the conclusion of his mission to China today (Dec. 15 – 23, 2010) the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, said that Tibetan and Mongolian nomads should not be compelled to settle. It is Chinese government policy to implement policies of settling Tibetan nomads, confiscating their land, and fencing …

International parliamentarians call for debate on Tibetan environment at COP15

An international group of parliamentarians has written an open letter calling for discussion of the Tibetan environment at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, also known as COP15. Tibet, the world’s largest and highest plateau, is the ‘world’s third pole’ because it contains the biggest ice fields outside of the Arctic and Antarctic. …

Water on the Tibetan Plateau: Ecological and Strategic Implications for the Region

In June 2009, the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies convened a high-level roundtable on Water on the Tibetan Plateau: Ecological and Strategic Implications for the Region. This roundtable brought together water, environmental and security experts from Asia and Europe in the presence of the Dalai Lama. The report “Water on the Tibetan Plateau: Ecological and …

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 …