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China blames Western countries and ignores racism at home

China’s debut at the World Conference on Racism heavily criticized the West for causing racism via colonialism, slavery and apartheid throughout the world. However, a statement by the head of China’s delegation, Vice Foreign Minister Wang Guangya, made no mention of any problems within China today. “Ancient Chinese always advocated the virtue of ‘tolerance’ and […]

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Tibetans unfurl 50 years of ‘Blood and Tears’ banner

On 19 July, the day of the 50th anniversary of the so-called peaceful liberation of Tibet which China proposed to commemorate on this particular day rather on 23 May, the residents of Lhasa were greeted with a loud and clear reminder of 50 years of “blood and tears,” according to reports coming from Tibet. The […]

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On This Spot: Lhasa – A map with a message

The International Campaign for Tibet’s map, On This Spot – Lhasa, is an up-to-date and comprehensive travel map of Tibet’s capital city, Lhasa. With its inclusive approach to controversial and politically sensitive sites, it is also the most unconventional map of Lhasa to date. On This Spot captures the rapidly changing face of Lhasa that […]

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UN representative to resign in protest of UN’s Exclusion of Tibetan Art

Bosnian-Israeli pianist Sasha Toperich today announced his intention to resign his honorary title as UNESCO Ambassador for Peace in protest of UNESCO’s decision to ban the display of an exhibit on UN premises because it includes work from Tibetan artists. Dr. Toperich, an acclaimed concert pianist who has performed around the world — including in […]

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Thousands of Tibetan monks and nuns ordered to leave remote encampment

Officials from Beijing and Chengdu have ordered thousands of monks and nuns to leave a massive monastic encampment in eastern Tibet, according to several eyewitness sources. As monks and nuns leave, their residences are being destroyed to prevent them, or others, from returning and inhabiting the sprawling complex. The confrontation has been building for weeks […]

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News conference

On Wednesday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m., Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), will unveil legislation to help the Tibetans safeguard their identity as a people and a nation, and to support His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s efforts to achieve a negotiated solution for Tibet. Its introduction coincides with a three-week visit […]

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China blocks human rights discussion at UN

China once again blocked discussion of its human rights record at the UN Commission on Human Rights by using a controversial procedural tactic – the “no action” motion. The motion prevented a substantive vote on a U.S.-sponsored resolution expressing concern at abuses against Chinese and Tibetans. Twenty-three countries supported China’s “no-action motion,” 17 voted against […]

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Leaked document reveals detailed Chinese PR campaign against Dalai Lama

An intricate and orchestrated external public relations campaign to support China’s hard-line positions toward the Dalai Lama is outlined in a 22-page Chinese government document, leaked by an official in Beijing. The document gives a rare and detailed glimpse into the inner workings of a plan to aggressively influence Western public opinion, exposing many of […]

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Leaked PRC statement on ‘Tibet-Related External Propaganda’

Statement from Zhao Qizheng at the meeting on national research in Tibetology and external propaganda on Tibet. Zhao Qizheng is minister in charge of the Information Office of the State Council, People’s Republic of China. Tibet-related external propaganda and Tibetology work in the new era* 12 June 2000 *Translated from the original in Chinese. The […]

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House Resolution on human rights in China and Tibet

The House of Representatives on April 3, 2001 approved by a majority vote, House Resolution 56 (H. Res. 56), a measure that backs the U.S. decision to introduce and solicit support for a resolution at the current United Nations Commission on Human Rights meeting in Geneva regarding Beijing’s human rights record in China and Tibet. […]

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Tibet activists confront Qian Qichen at State Department

Chinese Vice Premier Qian Qichen arrived at the State Department last night to demonstrators protesting China’s continued occupation of Tibet. The group was holding a vigil at the State Department in protest of China’s persecution of Tibetans and to urge the Bush Administration to pressure Beijing to restore political freedom to the Tibetan people through […]

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Protesters rally for Tibet

About 150 protesters rallied in front of the Chinese Embassy on Saturday, marking the 42nd anniversary of Tibet’s uprising against Chinese occupation. “Our job here is to keep the Tibet movement strong so that when Beijing does change, Tibetans will be in a better position to make the most of it and get some real […]

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42nd Anniversary of Tibetan Uprising

ICT Calls on Bush Administration to Honor the 42nd Anniversary of Tibetan Uprising by Raising Tibet Issue During Visit of Chinese Vice Premier This Month At a time when the Chinese government is putting forth great effort to portray itself in a positive light as it bids for the 2008 Olympics, we must not forget […]

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Diverse coalition targets BP over PetroChina investment

The coalition that cost PetroChina up to $7 billion last year has set its sights on BP this spring, targeting BP’s ongoing investment in PetroChina. BP is the largest foreign shareholder in PetroChina, and is facing an increasing storm of controversy surrounding its $578 million investment. Shareholders have filed a resolution, which, if passed at […]

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Coalition pressures BP to divest from PetroChina

A coalition of organisations spanning the political spectrum announced Thursday that they were pressuring British Petroleum (BP) Amoco to sell its state in China’s state energy company, over human rights and environmental concerns. At a press conference here in Washington, DC, Tibetan rights groups, labour unions, an investment firm, environmentalists, and a conservative business council […]

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Tibet rights groups ask BP Amoco to stop PetroChina gas plan

A coalition of Tibetan rights and environmental groups called on BP Amoco Plc to use its power as a shareholder in PetroChina Co. to halt construction of a gas pipeline or sell its stock in the company. “We urge you to immediately use your influence with PetroChina to stop the construction of the Sebei-Lanzhou pipeline […]

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Tibetans struggle with rights in Nepal

In Kathmandu yesterday, December 10, more than 2,000 Tibetan school children, monks, nuns, and laity gathered at the Boudanath Stupa to celebrate the anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace Prize. Under the watchful eye of Nepali police, some in riot gear with batons, the Tibetans chanted, sang, and danced for more than […]

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PetroChina’s Tibet pipeline triggers international outcry

A diverse and powerful coalition of Tibetan, human rights, national security, and environmental groups urgently called on BP, the oil giant, to cancel a controversial natural gas pipeline currently under construction in Tibet. BP is both the largest foreign shareholder in PetroChina, which is the company building the pipeline, and the top investor in the […]

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