EU Statement at the 45th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Item 4 – Human Rights situation that require the Council’s attention25 September 2020 (…) “On China, the EU continues to be gravely concerned about the existence of a large network of political re-education camps, widespread surveillance, and systemic restrictions on freedom of […]
Close on the heels of two other senior leaders’ visit to Tibetan areas this month, China’s State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi visited Gansu and Qinghai provinces Sept. 19-21 and asked Tibetans to “study and implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech at the Seventh Central Tibet Work Forum.”
In the wake of a new report exposing China’s coercive labor programs in Tibet, more than 60 parliamentarians from 16 countries are demanding urgent action against the Chinese Communist Party.
After China’s top leaders pledged to continue their policy of absolute control and assimilation of Tibetans at a high-level meeting last month in Beijing, Chinese officials have now taken that message to Tibet.
The San Francisco-based prisoners right advocacy group Duihua has reported that nine Tibetans have been “convicted of inciting splittism” by the Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Intermediate People’s Court in Sichuan.
On the occasion of their upcoming virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) calls on EU leaders and the German Presidency of the European Council to vigorously raise the situation in Tibet with their counterpart, and to break the silence about the devastating human rights crisis on the “roof of the world”.
In an open letter published today, 321 civil society groups from over 60 countries around the world, including the International campaign for Tibet, have called on the United Nations to urgently create an independent international mechanism to address the Chinese government’s human rights violations.
The seventh Tibet Work Forum held in Beijing from 28 to 29 August 2020 and presided over by China’s top leader Xi Jinping indicated the Chinese leadership’s decision to continue its policy of absolute control and assimilation in Tibet.
ICT Europe’s Board of Directors has initiated a process for the identification, selection and appointment of a successor to the current Executive Director, Ms. Tsering Jampa, who has led ICT Europe since its inception in 1999 and will retire in the autumn of 2021.
The top Chinese Communist Party official in the Tibet Autonomous Region has asked party officials to win the “tough battle against separatism” and “profoundly expose and criticize the reactionary nature” of the Dalai Lama and his supporters.