The Senate of the Czech Republic this week urged Czech political leaders to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China over Beijing’s human rights abuses, in particular against Tibetans and Uyghurs.
As leaders of some of the world’s most powerful countries prepare to meet at the G7 summit, the International Campaign for Tibet is calling on them to take up the crisis in Tibet.
In the latest World Heritage Watch Report, the International Campaign for Tibet calls for the first time for designating the UNESCO protected “Historical Ensemble of the Potala Palace,” part of which is Lhasa’s 1,300 year-old Jokhang temple, as a World Heritage in Danger.
Thirty-two years ago today, the Chinese government killed thousands of its own people at Tiananmen Square. All these years later, the International Campaign for Tibet remains inspired by the numerous Chinese, many of them young students, who filled the streets that day, demanding democracy and freedom.
Penpa Tsering took over today as the new president of the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India at a simple ceremony on account of COVID-19 lockdown rules in place in India.
23 May this year marks the 70th anniversary of the controversial 17-Point Agreement between representatives of the Chinese and Tibetan governments, through which the Chinese government claimed to have achieved the “peaceful liberation” of Tibet.
The European Parliament adopted today a resolution on Chinese counter-sanctions on EU entities that freezes the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments (CAI) until the Chinese sanctions are lifted before dealing with the CAI, without prejudice to the final outcome of the CAI ratification process.
The Human Rights Committee in the German Bundestag today issued a declaration sharply criticizing the policies of the Chinese Communist Party in Tibet and recalling the controversial end of Tibet’s de facto independence 70 years ago.
A recent public notice explicitly dispelled the hype surrounding the well-known Larung Gar Buddhist Academy and the Nubzig (Ch: Luoruo) sky burial site, both in Serthar (Ch: Seda) County in eastern Tibet, as tourist attractions.
The International Campaign for Tibet is calling on governments and international organizations, including the EU and the African Union, to adopt a public position before the 2022 Olympic games on the urgent need for China to respect human rights in China, Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong.