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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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Powell supports Tibet Coordinator position in State Department restructuring

Secretary of State Colin Powell has eliminated 23 out of 55 special envoys, representatives, and advisor positions in a move to downsize the State Department, but the Office of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues is among the positions he will retain. “This is a significant indication that Secretary Powell believes in the efficacy of […]

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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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ICT to receive 2001 international Religious Freedom Award

International Campaign for Tibet to Receive 2001 International Religious Freedom Award. Freedom House’s Center for Religious Freedom has announced that it will award its 2001 International Religious Freedom Award to the International Campaign for Tibet in recognition of ICT’s “tireless commitment in advancing religious freedom for the Tibetan Buddhist people.” The award will be presented […]

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Tibetan representative barred from speaking at the United Nations General Assembly

Ngawang Rabgyal, the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the Americas, was denied access to a conference he was to address at the United Nations building earlier today. He was invited by the United Nations International School (UNIS-UN) to deliver a speech on Tibet to approximately 600 students at UNIS-UN’s Annual Conference. Due […]

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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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International Campaign for Tibet commends new Amnesty report on torture in Tibet

A report released today by Amnesty International finds that political prisoners rarely avoid torture during detention in Tibet. According to the report titled, “Torture – A Growing Scourge in China -Time for Action,” torture in Tibet is: “particularly harsh during the early stages of custody and interrogation. Many report being beaten with whatever implement a […]

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Letter to Condoleeza Rice on China resolution at the UN

Dr. Condoleezza Rice National Security Adviser The White House Washington, DC 20504 February 1, 2001 Dear Dr. Rice: As members of the human rights community, we are writing to urge immediate U.S. leadership in advancing a China resolution with other co-sponsors at the U.N. Commission on Human Rights meeting this spring. We offer our assistance […]

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Taft steps down as Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues

In an anticipated move as part of the transition from the Clinton Administration to the Bush Administration, Julia Taft has resigned her post as Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration. Her resignation also means that she will no longer carry out her duties as the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, an appointment […]

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Secretary of State-Designate Powell expresses importance of Tibet and role of Special Coordinator

General Colin Powell expressed the incoming administration’s “interest in solidarity with the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet” when he appeared today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for his confirmation hearing. His statement came in response to interest from the Committee regarding the Bush Administrations approach to Tibet policy. Several Senators, including Chairman […]

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International Campaign for Tibet welcomes Rep. Henry Hyde as the new Chair of House International Relations Committee

Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) will succeed Rep. Benjamin A. Gilman (R-NY) as the next chairman of the House International Relations Committee. Hyde has served as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee since 1994 but had to give up that position because of Republican-imposed term limits on chairmanship. The Chairman of the International Relations Committee is […]

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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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