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ICT makes case for accreditation to UN Summit on Sustainable Development

China tries to block ICT’s accreditation based on politics rather than merits. The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) has applied to participate in the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, and in preparatory meetings leading up to the summit. ICT works to promote sustainable development in Tibet. Our work over the last 13 […]

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Obituary: Gyaltsen Gyaltag

ICT-Europe Board Member Gyaltsen Gyaltag passed away in Switzerland on January 25, 2002 around 6 pm. after prolonged illness. He was born in Lhasa on March 8, 1949 to Ngawang Gyaltsen Gyaltag and Kelsang Drolkar. The entire ICT family offer our heartfelt condolences to the Gyaltag family. On October 2, 1960, he was sent from […]

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ICT-Europe congratulates new European Parliament President

Amsterdam. The International Campaign for Tibet-Europe sent a message to Mr. Patrick Cox congratulating on his election as the President of the European Parliament. In the January 21, 2002, message ICT-Europe Director Tsering Jampa said, “Over the years, the European Parliament has consistently demonstrated its support for Tibet by adopting significant resolutions including one last […]

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ICT urges President Bush to raise Tibet during China visit

The International Campaign for Tibet is urging President Bush to strongly raise the issue of negotiations on Tibet when he visits China in February this year. The White House announced on January 11 that President Bush would visit China from February 21 to 22 as part of a three-nation trip, which was postponed following the […]

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Condolence message on the death of Wang Ruowang

Washington, D.C., December 28, 2001 The International Campaign for Tibet has sent a message of condolence on the death of Wang Ruowang, a prominent Chinese intellectual. Wang died in New York on December 19 after a brief illness. He was 83. A memorial meeting for Wang Ruowang is being held in New York on December […]

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ICT sponsors second annual Tibetan Youth Leadership program

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) invites young Tibetans in the United States to apply for weeklong leadership training scheduled for March 2002 in Washington, D.C. ICT will provide travel expenses to and from Washington, D.C. as well as arrange for accommodation and food during the training period. The first such leadership program was held […]

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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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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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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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New administration to meet the Dalai Lama

Tibet’s exiled political and spiritual leader, the XIV Dalai Lama, will arrive in Washington, D.C., next week following visits to seven other U.S. cities. In his first visit to the capitol since the new Administration has been in place, the Dalai Lama is scheduled to meet with President Bush, Secretary Powell and Members of Congress. […]

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ICT calls on Bush to reinvigorate Tibet policy

As the Bush Administration – including the President, Secretary of State, and newly named Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues – holds its first meetings with the Dalai Lama, the International Campaign for Tibet calls for a reinvigoration of U.S. efforts to assist the people of Tibet, who have endured more than 50 years of Chinese […]

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Paula Dobriansky named Tibet Coordinator

Secretary of State Colin Powell has designated Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary for Global Affairs, as Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues in the Bush Administration. Dobriansky will take on this responsibility in addition to her current position. In appointing an Under Secretary of State, Powell has elevated the stature of the position from the Assistant […]

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Major Tibet legislation introduced in Congress

The Tibetan Policy Act of 2001 will be introduced today by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Craig Thomas (R-WY) in the Senate and Congressmen Tom Lantos (D-CA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) in the House of Representatives. Its introduction coincides with the Dalai Lama’s three-week visit to the United States in May. He will visit Minneapolis, […]

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BP shareholders voice support for Tibet by voting on PetroChina resolution

BP shareholders today voted on a special resolution directing the company to divest its shares of PetroChina, a Chinese state-owned oil company building a pipeline in occupied Tibet. The resolution states that BP’s investment in PetroChina is contradictory to the company’s policy commitments on human rights and the environment. Despite BP’s attempt to thwart the […]

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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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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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