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The Chinese government has detained a 29-year-old Tibetan monk for more than a year and prevented him from communicating with the outside world after he posted his opinions about Tibetan issues on a popular Chinese social media platform.
In a response made public recently by the United Nations, the Chinese government has bluntly refuted concerns by five United Nations human rights experts and expert bodies on its intervention with the appointment of Tibetan Buddhist leaders and the case of the “disappeared” Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima.
The German parliament heard testimonies from ICT’s Executive Director for Germany Kai Mueller and other human rights experts at a hearing last week at the Human Rights Committee of the Bundestag.
China began its seventh national population census on 1 November, and while projected as a means to collect information needed for the government to shape its economic development plans, some changes in the forms of the census this year raise questions about whether the census will be used to further tighten control over the people.
This report looks at the 13th Five Year Plan as it relates to Tibet and how it has shaped Chinese policies toward the Tibetan people.
In this edition: New report reveals coercive labor program in Tibet; Tibet raised at EU-China leaders’ virtual meeting; China elected to UN Human Rights Council but suffers another setback as criticism grows; ICT joins Global Day of Action against human rights violations in China; Seventh Tibet Work Forum promises more repression (…)
Takna Jigme Sangpo, who had been Tibet’s longest serving political prisoner, passed away in Switzerland on October 17, 2020.
The Chinese government says under its rule Tibetans have “become master of their own destiny,” and participate in government administration. But a new analysis shows that Tibetans are kept out of the most important leadership roles in their own homeland.
In the first edition in French of the Tibet Talks Europe, ICT’s EU Policy Director Vincent Metten interviewed French tibetologist Katia Buffetrille about her recent book and the current situation in Tibet.
The People’s Republic of China has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council at the UN General Assembly in New York today, but suffered a significant drop in votes.