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French president urged to put human rights, Tibet at heart of Xi Jinping talks

Days ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s forthcoming visit to France, ICT and others are calling on President Emmanuel Macron to place the issue of human rights – particularly in Tibet – at the heart of his discussions with his Chinese interlocutor.

Derge protests put dams back on the agenda, highlight Tibet’s role in powering China

Two months ago, on 14 February, over 100 Tibetans gathered at the local government office in Derge (Chinese: Dege) county, Kardze (Ganzi) Tibet Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan to peacefully express their opposition to the planned Kamtok (Gangtuo) hydropower project that will submerge and affect at least two villages and six monasteries.[1] In video footage of […]

As Panchen Lama turns 35, China must free him

Today, the Panchen Lama, one of the most important leaders in Tibetan Buddhism, turns 35. But given his continued detention by Chinese authorities since 1995, rather than being able to celebrate this milestone birthday with him, his followers and supporters around the globe are using the opportunity to demand that China’s government free him. Gedhun […]

2024 Two Sessions show China will continue plans to Sinicize Tibet

The just-concluded annual Chinese political meetings known as the Two Sessions have shown that President Xi Jinping and his administration are turning China into an increasingly ideological security state and continuing their plans to “Sinicize” Tibetan Buddhism, as well as all other aspects of Tibetan life.

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