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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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Permanent normal trade relations with China: Putting profits before principle

Supporters of permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with the People’s Republic of China have promised a bonanza for U.S. business, but today’s 83-15 Senate vote undermines U.S. efforts on behalf of human and economic rights for the Tibetan people. The vote comes at a time when China is intensifying repression in Tibet. Hundreds of Tibetans […]

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Statement made by Mrs. Sonam Dekyi on her recent visit to Tibet to see her imprisoned son

I was filled with mixed emotions when I received permission from the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi to travel into Tibet to visit my son, Ngawang Choephel, who is serving 18 years prison sentence. My mind was reeling with the prospect of going to Tibet, meeting my son after six long years and the apprehension […]

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Senate passes resolution commemorating Lhasa Uprising and calling for negotiations between Dalai Lama and Chinese leadership

The Senate marked the 41st anniversary of Tibet’s National Uprising on March 10, 1959 by passing S.Res.60 establishing a TIBETAN DAY OF COMMEMORATION in the Senate. The resolution also calls on China to begin serious negotiations between China and the Dalai Lama to achieve a peaceful solution to the situation in Tibet. S.Res.60 passed by […]

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Tibetans suffer ‘serious human rights abuses’ according to U.S. State Department report

The State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1999 described in detail a situation in Tibet of “tight controls on religion and on other fundamental freedoms.” “This report provides ample evidence of why the Administration should abandon its effort to secure permanent normal trade status with China and keep its annual review process,” […]

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EU must sponsor resolution

Joint Press Release from the International Federation of Human Rights, Human Rights in China, Human Rights Watch, Reporters Sans Frontieres, International Campaign for Tibet-Europe, and Amnesty International. As the 56th session of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights approaches, we, the undersigned organizations, urge the European Union to fully acknowledge China’s deteriorating human rights situation […]

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European Parliament supports resolution against China at UN

The International Campaign for Tibet applauds the European Parliament’s decision to pass a resolution on China’s deteriorating human rights practices. “This vote shows how much the mood in Europe is swinging towards a new, realistic approach of dealing with China”, says Tsering Jampa, director of ICT Europe. It remains to be seen how much effort […]

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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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