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Mass relocations continue: 17,000 Tibetans to leave homes by August

More than 17,000 Tibetans from Tsonyi (Chinese: Shuanghu) county, Nagchu (Naqu) prefecture are to leave their homes to settle about 400km away in Lhoka (Shannan) prefecture of the “Tibet Autonomous Region,” Chinese state media are reporting. The Tibetans will join the 4,000 farmers and herdsmen that were already relocated in the first phase of relocation […]

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International Campaign for Tibet: Statement on Panchen Lama’s 32nd birthday

April 25, 2021 is the 32nd birthday of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet, who has not been seen since his disappearance in May 1995. The International Campaign for Tibet joins governments and concerned individuals across the world today in urging the Chinese authorities to declare the whereabouts and welfare of this […]

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Tibetan students ordered not to take part in religious activities during winter break

Jan. 6, 2020 – As schools in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa began their winter vacations this week, parents received orders saying their students cannot be involved in any religious activities during the break. In one such directive dated Dec. 31, 2019 and sent by Lhasa Chengguan Haicheng Elementary School, parents are told that it […]

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China sets preconditions for Tibetan college grads to criticize Dalai Lama to get public jobs

Oct. 16, 2019 – New job postings reveal that Chinese authorities are requiring college graduates from the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) who apply for jobs in public institutions to “expose and criticize the Dalai Lama” and “have clear and firm political principles.” In a series of announcements, TAR officials have introduced repressive new conditions for […]

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UNESCO fails its mission to protect unique landscape of Three Parallel Rivers in Tibet

July 1, 2019 – International Campaign for Tibet statement on UNESCO’s draft decision on “Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan” The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) is gravely concerned about the future of the UNESCO World Heritage-protected site the “Three Parallel Rivers,” which is facing numerous threats due to extensive hydropower projects, mining activities that are […]

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China tightens control and surveillance measures for 60th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising

March 10, 2019 – Tibetans are preparing to observe the 60th anniversary of the March 10 anniversary of Tibet’s National Uprising in 1959, which coincides this year with high-level political meetings in Beijing known as the “Two Sessions.” The Tibet Autonomous Region has experienced an unusually long closure to foreign tourists, spanning from January 30 until […]

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Video Quoting ICT Exposes Destruction of Tibetan’s Landscape and Way of Life

Feb. 8, 2019 – The president of the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) is quoted in a new video that exposes China’s environmentally destructive policy of forcing Tibetan nomads off their land. The video from Seeker Media, which is posted on Animal Planet’s Facebook page and on MSN.com, focuses on the Changtang (Chinese: Qiangtang) National […]

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Photo-op for China-appointed Panchen Lama exposes China’s strategic interests in Tibet

Sept. 13, 2018 – China’s religious policies and authoritarian behavior in Tibet emerge from the Chinese government’s strategic and economic imperatives—namely securing control over borders; increasing productivity in the cities of Xi’an, Chongqing and Chengdu at the foot of the Tibetan plateau; expanding mining of the plateau’s rich resources (which include uranium, lithium and gold) […]

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U.S. Religious Freedom Commissioner’s open letter to the Panchen Lama on his 28th birthday

April 25, 2017 – U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Commissioner Tenzin Dorjee has written an open letter to the Panchen Lama, to coincide with his April 25 birthday, in which he says, “my resolve to find you and restore you to your rightful role becomes stronger.” The Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was […]