In the fifth week of serious border tensions between China and India, China released on 16 July 2017 footage of a major military live-fire assault exercise in the Tibet Autonomous Region, highlighting political imperative and military capacity on the plateau.
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Chinese authorities are increasingly using opaque policy terms in official media to tighten repression in Tibet, Human Rights Watch said in an illustrated glossary released on 19 June 2017.
A major policy meeting on Tibet presided over by China’s top leader Xi Jinping concluded this week in Beijing, as security is tightened in Lhasa in advance of a political anniversary on September 1. The Tibet Work Forum on August 24-25, setting out Tibet policy for the coming years, is the sixth such strategy meeting […]
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) published its report “Has Life Here Always Been LIke This?”, revealing the extent of the militarization and repression inside Tibet that the Chinese government is attempting to cover up through propaganda and censorship.
Two Tibetan monks were shot in the head and several others seriously injured after Chinese police opened fire at a crowd gathered to peacefully celebrate the 78th birthday of the Dalai Lama in Nyitso, Tawu, Eastern Tibet, on Saturday 6th July.
The Chinese government is subjecting millions of Tibetans to a policy of mass rehousing and relocation that radically changes their way of life, and about which they have no say, Human Rights Watch said in its new report “They Said We Should Be Grateful: Mass Rehousing and Relocation in Tibetan Areas of China”, published on 27 June 2013
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.
The International Campaign for Tibet has testified in Spain’s National Court to the direct responsibility of senior Communist Party leaders for policies in Tibet as part of a ground-breaking lawsuit under the principle of “universal jurisdiction,” a doctrine that allows courts to reach beyond national borders in cases of torture and terror perpetrated by states. […]
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced its new ‘Fifth Generation’ leadership on November 15, with Xi Jinping appointed as Party Secretary and head of the CCP Central Military Commission in a once-in-a-decade leadership transition. Members of the new seven-member Standing Committee of the Politburo headed by Xi are older, conservative, and associated with harsh […]
Reports in China’s official media confirm that Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping is currently in Lhasa, leading a central government delegation of 59 senior Party, government and military officials – including Chen Bingde, the People’s Liberation Army Chief of Staff – to “attend a series of celebrations” marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of […]