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Tibet’s Karmapa makes dramatic escape

The 17th Karmapa Ugyen Trinley Dorje, who is just 14, made a dramatic escape from his monastery in Tsurphu, north of Lhasa, to India. His arrival in Dharamsala in India on January 5 was announced by one of his centers in the United States. The Karmapa is the most prominent Tibetan lama to have escaped […]

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BP dismisses rights concerns regarding PetroChina

Dismissing the concerns of the Tibetan Government-In-Exile and leading human rights and environmental groups, BP has declined to use its influence to stop new oil and gas projects in Chinese occupied Tibet. Tibetan rights groups responded by announcing that they would file a shareholder resolution at BP’s annual meeting, and by declaring an International Day […]

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Weibo report images

One of the best windows into contemporary Tibet comes from Chinese tourists and their smartphones. As more Chinese visit Tibet, more messages and images from their travels are disseminated though the micro-blog website Sina Weibo (China’s version of Twitter). These observations help document the large-scale deployment of security personnel in Tibet – images that the […]

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The tragedy of a Western fad

The Chiru, the Tibetan antelope, is now a contender for the endangered species list. The reason? Westerners have discovered shahtoosh shawls, known as “ring shawls” because the fabric is so fine a shawl can easily pass through a ring. One shawl requires killing at least three Chiru. Shahtoosh shawls were produced for centuries for Indian […]

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Danielle Mitterrand, Hugh Richardson and Richard Blum to receive ICT’s Light of Truth Awards

The former first lady of France, Danielle Mitterrand; former British Envoy to Tibet, Hugh Richardson; and prominent Californian philanthropist, Richard Blum are the recipients of this year’s Light of Truth award of the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT). The Dalai Lama will present the awards at a ceremony on October 11 at the Stephen S. […]

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World Bank approves Chinese population transfer

World Bank Executive Directors approved a controversial project to move 58,000 Chinese settlers onto the Tibetan Plateau over objections by the United States and Germany and a handful of abstentions. However, persistent international pressure and an Inspection Panel claim filed by the International Campaign for Tibet resulted in a Board decision to delay funding and […]

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World Bank Tibet project a test of Wolfensohn’s leadership

Tomorrow, the World Bank is set to vote on what has become the most controversial project in President Wolfensohn’s four-year tenure. The vote will decide whether the Bank will underwrite the resettlement of 57,000 Han Chinese and Chinese Muslims into a traditionally Tibetan and Mongolian area on the Tibetan plateau. Chinese population influx has gradually […]

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World Bank poised to fund population transfer into Tibetan lands – Local Tibetans send communiques denouncing Bank project

Tibetans from Tulan County sent two statements to the West appealing for support in efforts to halt World Bank funding of the China Western Poverty Reduction Project. The letters are the first known indications of dissent in the area where the World Bank is proposing to move nearly 60,000 people in a controversial “poverty reduction” […]

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40th Anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Marks first of China’s ‘Dreaded anniversaries’

Monks, Members of Congress, Tibetans and Supporters March from White House to Chinese Embassy. March 10, 1999, the 40th anniversary of the historic uprising in Lhasa which led to the exile of the Dalai Lama, marks the first of a series of “dreaded anniversaries” for China this year. On this day, Tibetans worldwide converge at […]

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Response from U.S. Department of State to Chinese rejection of new Panchen Lama

We have seen reports that the Chinese Government’s Religious Affairs Bureau has made a statement rejecting the selection of a reincarnated Panchen Lama announced by the Dalai Lama on May 14.

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