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ICT Director testifies before Congress

Bhuchung Tsering, Director of the International Campaign for Tibet, testified for a Congressional Human Rights Caucus briefing on the human rights situation in Tibet (December 6, 2001). Congressmen Mark Udall (D-CO) chaired the Briefing attended by Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Congressman Stephen Horn from California. The purpose of the briefing was to highlight the […]

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Statement of Congressman Mark Udall at the Congressional briefing on Tibet

Congressman Udall chaired a December 6, 2001, briefing for the Congressional Human Rights Caucus Members on the Human Rights Situation in Tibet: I’m very pleased to be here today to introduce this important briefing on the human rights situation in Tibet, and I am especially pleased to welcome our five distinguished guests. Before I turn […]

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Report on the Dalai Lama’s Italy visit

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political leader of the six million Tibetan people, concluded a successful visit to Italy on 3 December that began on 29 November, 2001 after the visit to Portugal. The main purpose of this visit to Tuscany Region of Italy was bestowing a Buddhist Teaching on Atisha’s Lamp […]

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Congressional Human Rights Caucus to hold briefing on Tibet

The Congressional Human Rights Caucus, co-chaired by Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), will hold a briefing on the current issues affecting the human rights situation in Tibet. The briefing will take place on Thursday, December 6, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in room 2325 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.and is open […]

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Congressman Gilman Condemns Chinese attempt to malign Tibetans

Rep. Benjamin A. Gilman (20th District – NY), Chairman Emeritus of the House International Relations Committee on November 30 condemned attempts by Chinese officials to equate the freedom struggles in Tibet and East Turkestan and the democracy in Taiwan as terrorism. He termed the Dalai Lama as a peace maker. In a statement honoring Taiwan […]

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Recent photo of Panchen Lama a case of mistaken identity

On October 10, ICT released a photo of a young Tibetan boy believed to be the Panchen Lama. It is now believed that this is probably a case of mistaken identity. While the source still genuinely believes that this is a photo of the Panchen Lama and finds it hard to believe that the identity […]

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Destruction of monasteries spreads in Tibet

Kathmandu – Just months after the demolition of thousands of homes at the Larung Gar monastic encampment in Serthar, Chinese authorities are demolishing parts of Yachen, another large monastic encampment in eastern Tibet. The scale of this continuing demolition of monastic structures is unprecedented since the Cultural Revolution. As of October 10, more than 800 […]

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The Dalai Lama’s address to the European Parliament

Madame Speaker, Honorable Members of the Parliament, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honor for me to address the European Parliament. I believe the European Union is an inspiring example for a cooperative and peaceful co-existence among different nations and peoples and deeply inspiring for people like myself who strongly believe in the need […]

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European Parliament hosts Dalai Lama: message of peace and tolerance among nations

Amsterdam – On October 24, the European Parliament will host a first-ever address by the Dalai Lama to its plenary meeting. The Nobel Peace Laureate and Tibetan leader is expected to urge peaceful reconciliation among nations. In this context, the Dalai Lama is also expected to ask for continued European support for his efforts to […]

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Bush raises Tibet with Chinese President

In his first-ever meeting with President Jiang Zemin this week, President Bush promoted dialogue between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama, following through with a commitment he made to the Dalai Lama in their White House meeting in May. Paula Dobriansky, the U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, also traveled to Shanghai as part […]

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Revered Tibetan abbot removed from monastic complex

Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, abbot of the sprawling monastic complex of Larung Gar in eastern Tibet, has been removed from the complex against his will and is being held at the military hospital in Barkham (Ch. Maerkang) according to sources in Tibet. His whereabouts had been unknown since mid-August following the crackdown. Security is reportedly tight […]

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Information, travel clampdown after explosion in Kangding

The International Campaign for Tibet has recently received accounts of events surrounding a bomb blast in Kangding (Tib: Dartsedo) located in present day Sichuan Province, that scorched the front side of a prominent local government office early in the morning of August 2. Police and local authorities in Kangding closed down internet cafes the morning […]

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Dalai Lama responds to terrorist attacks

His Holiness the Dalai Lama sent a letter to New York City Mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, through the Office of Tibet New York. In the letter He states, “I have just written to President Bush expressing my deep sense of shock at the devastating terrorist attacks that took place . . . We are deeply saddened. […]

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International Campaign for Tibet statement on terrorist attacks

The International Campaign for Tibet condemns the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, which took thousands of innocent lives. We extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the victims as well as their friends and colleagues. The greatest honor the United States could bestow upon the victims and upon our scarred society, is to […]

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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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ICT report refutes Beijing’s denial of racism in China

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) will release a report at the U.N. World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) documenting the origin and nature of racism against Tibetans and how the Chinese government perpetuates racist attitudes and policies. The 110-page report, entitled “Jampa: The Story of Racism in Tibet,” describes how racist language and concepts permeate […]

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Tibetan Policy Act of 2001 passes Senate Committee

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has passed the Tibetan Policy Act of 2001 as part of the 2002 Foreign Relations Authorization Act. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has passed the Tibetan Policy Act of 2001 as part of the 2002 Foreign Relations Authorization Act. The Tibetan Policy Act has more than 100 co-sponsors in the […]

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ICT praises Senate bill prohibiting Chinese State-owned enterprises access to US capital markets

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), part of a coalition that cost Chinese oil company PetroChina as much as $7 billion last year because of its poor record in Tibet, has endorsed the “China Free Enterprise Act,” introduced today by Senators Jesse Helms (R-NC) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ). “Lacking the bluntness of trade sanctions, capital […]

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