The world’s highest railroad across the Tibetan plateau to Lhasa (completed in July 2006) is the most high-profile symbol of Beijing’s ambitious plans to develop the western regions of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). As an indispensable element of Beijing’s ‘transportation revolution’, the aim of its construction is to expand the influence and consolidate […]
March 10, 2009, marked the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising in Lhasa that led to the Dalai Lama’s escape from Tibet, and the first anniversary of an unprecedented wave of overwhelmingly peaceful protests that swept across the Tibetan plateau, to be met by a violent crackdown. Since March 10, 2008, the Chinese government has […]
In spring 2008, a tidal wave of mainly peaceful protests against the Chinese government swept across Tibet. Tibetans risked their lives to demonstrate that their exiled leader, the Dalai Lama, and not the Chinese state, represents their interests. This uprising is a result of more than half a century of Communist Party misrule and revealed […]
‘Interpreting Tibet’ gives a reality check on the sights of Lhasa, exploring how both China’s assertions of power and Tibetan expressions of identity are revealed in the architecture of the city, as well as the reality behind Tibet’s apparent economic progress.
This 60-page report documents numerous violations of human rights by the Nepali authorities, particularly the police, against Tibetans involved in peaceful demonstrations in Kathmandu, including: unnecessary and excessive use of force; arbitrary arrest; sexual assault of women during arrest; arbitrary and preventive detention; beatings in detention; unlawful threats to deport Tibetans to China; restrictions on […]
The first major report on the impact of the world’s highest altitude railway across the Tibetan plateau reveals how it is changing Tibet, to the detriment of the Tibetan people and land, and details the dramatic implications for the whole of Asia. Mary Beth Markey, Vice President of the Washington, DC-based International Campaign for Tibet, […]
Investigates the Chinese government’s policy of forced resettlement and its violation of economic and social rights of Tibetan herders, through interviews conducted between July 2004 and December 2006 with some 150 Tibetans from the areas directly affected. Click here to download as a PDF.
The boy recognised by the Dalai Lama as the Panchen Lama, one of Tibet’s most important religious leaders, marked his 18th birthday and coming of age on April 25, 2007, after more than a decade in Chinese custody. The Panchen Lama’s plight has come to symbolize the crisis facing the survival of Tibet’s religious culture. […]
“Breaking the Will: The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s 2005 China Mission Report” is a compilation of information from the UN report on the use of Torture in China, including in Tibet. This report is branded as an ICT report. Click here to download the report in PDF.