The Chinese military has conducted a combat-readiness drill near Tibet’s sensitive borders with India in the buildup to the often-volatile Tibetan Uprising Day on 10 March.
The International Campaign for Tibet expresses our solidarity with the Tibetan people on the 63rd anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising of 10 March 1959.
Tibet is the least-free country on Earth, in a tie with South Sudan and Syria, according to new rankings from the watchdog group Freedom House.
For implementing the top-level design of “Sinicization” of Tibetans in a Chinese nation-state, the Chinese Communist Party convened an “ethnic work conference” in Lhasa, Tibet’s capital, in early February.
After the last Beijing Olympics in 2008, the world looked away as China clamped down on Tibet, committed genocide against the Uyghurs and crushed democracy in Hong Kong. As this year’s Olympics come to an end, the world must keep the pressure on the Chinese government, or there may soon be no unique Tibetan, Uyghur or Hong Kong cultures left to protect.
In a joint letter published today, three NGOs including ICT called on the EU to extend its list of human rights sanctions to Chinese officials responsible for serious human rights violations in the Tibet and Uyghur regions.
A group of 243 nongovernmental organizations from around the world – including ICT – has urged governments to join a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in China, and for athletes and sponsors not to legitimize government abuses.
On the eve of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, a group of members of the European and national parliaments have urged the European Union to impose a diplomatic boycott of the Games to denounce China’s human rights record.
The CCP’s current strategy aims to curb the influence of the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism and the Tibetan religious teachers in the mainland Han Chinese Buddhist community.
The International Campaign for Tibet deplores Chinese authorities’ demolition of two Buddha statues around a prominent monastery in Drango (Chinese: Luhuo) county in the Kardze (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan province.