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As the Council of the European Union today a new framework for sanctioning human rights violators around the world, the International Campaign for Tibet called on the EU and its Member States to use this new mechanism to target Chinese officials responsible for grave human rights violations in Tibet.
Religious freedom and the succession of the Dalai Lama should be at the top of the human rights agenda in dealing with China, the International Campaign for Tibet’s outreach director said at a US Mission in Geneva event last week.
Coinciding with the World Press Freedom Conference, this episode of Tibet Talks Europe will explore the lack of access to Tibet for foreign journalists through the first-hand testimonies of journalists who have tried to uncover the reality of the situation in Tibet.
The Chinese government has included several Tibetan officials working in stability maintenance in restive Tibetan regions on a list of honorees in 2020, sending a clear message to Tibetans that those working within the Chinese security apparatus will be rewarded.
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 (…)