In advance of the European Council of 29-30 June, the International Campaign for Tibet has joined other human rights groups in a letter urging the EU and its member states to ensure that human rights remain at the core of a robust and ambitious European Union (EU) approach to relations with the government of China.
On the 34th anniversary of the Chinese government massacring its own people in Tiananmen Square, it’s time for China’s leaders to respect universal values of human rights and democracy.
The Committee on Education, Science, Culture, Human Rights and Petitions of the Czech Senate adopted a resolution on May 30, 2023 expressing opposition to China’s policies against Tibetans.
Recent reports in Chinese state media indicate that authorities in Tibet are continuing their drive to indoctrinate Tibetan children at early ages and to enforce allegiance to the rule and the ideology of the Chinese Communist Party.
China’s global propaganda forum on development in Tibet reconvened on May 23, marking its return after a hiatus since 2019 owing to the global pandemic. Following a familiar pattern, foreign Sinophiles with a favorable view and ideological alignment with China embarked on a week-long tour of Tibet before gathering in Beijing for the day-long global propaganda forum.
Leaders of the Group of Seven nations say that the human rights situation in Tibet is a “major concern to us” and that they will continue voicing their concerns about it.
As she returned once again to protest on 15 May, Gonpo Kyi, the elder sister of imprisoned Tibetan former businessman Dorjee Tashi, was forcibly dragged into a white police vehicle. Her status is unknown.
As the elder sister of imprisoned Tibetan former businessman Dorjee Tashi returned to protest again on 10 May, Chinese police forcibly removed her from the protest site after first repeating the tactic of blocking the area around her from public view with barriers.
Ahead of an informal meeting of EU Foreign Affairs ministers, the International Campaign for Tibet has joined other groups in urging the EU and its member states to ensure that their review of the EU strategy on China results in concrete and strengthened actions on human rights.
The International Campaign for Tibet welcomes the statement released today, 27 April 2023, by six independent UN Special Rapporteurs on the Chinese authorities’ so-called “vocational training programs” for Tibetans.