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Clampdown in Wake of Burning

Published online October 1, 2012 by Radio Free Asia. Please read the full article here. Reported by RFA’s Tibetan service. Translated by Karma Dorjee. Written in English by Richard Finney. Chinese forces have tightened security in a Tibetan-populated county of Qinghai province following the self-immolation Saturday of a Tibetan man protesting rule by Beijing, according […]

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Tibet’s Transition: Will Washington Take a Stand?

In the six decades since People’s Liberation Army troops invaded Tibet, China’s Communist Party has been unable to destroy Tibetans’ national identity or devotion to their leader, the Dalai Lama. It is not for lack of trying. In the quest to transform Tibet, China has launched Marxist campaigns against religion and the Dalai Lama himself; […]

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Kerry Resolution honors work of Special Envoy to Dalai Lama

Published online September 13, 2012 by United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Please read the full article here. WASHINGTON, DC – Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced a resolution to honor the contributions of Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari as Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and […]

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EU must voice Tibetan human rights concerns with China

Published online September 14, 2012 by Public Service Europe. Please read the full article here. By: Vincent Metten On February 27, 2009, a Tibetan monk in his twenties called Tapey walked out of his monastery alone to a nearby crossroads. He then doused himself in kerosene and set himself on fire. Since then, more than […]

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The Moat and Apartheid

Tsering Woeser is a Tibetan poet, essayist and journalist based in Beijing. With a degree in Chinese literature, she reported from the Kardze region of Tibet and later from Lhasa. In 2003, she relocated to Beijing. According to Reporters sans frontières, she is one of the only Tibetan writers to write almost entirely in the […]

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China: Attempts to Seal Off Tibet From Outside Information

Human Rights Watch has reported that restrictions on news, media, and communications in Tibet have been been stepped up by Chinese authorities in the lead-up to the 18th Party Congress, due to take place in late 2012 (view report). The new restrictions reflect a broader and deeper strategy by the Chinese authorities not only in […]

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For Tibetans, no other way to protest

Published online July 13, 2012 by The Washington Post. Please read the full article here. Lobsang Sangay is Tibet’s Kalon Tripa, or prime minister, leader of the Tibetan government in exile. Since 2009, 43 Tibetans have set themselves on fire while shouting slogans for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and […]

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Tibetan woman sets herself alight

Published online July 3, 2012 by Radio Free Asia. Please read the full article here. Reported by Guru Choegyi for RFA’s Tibetan Kham service. Translated by Tseten Namgyal. Written in English by Joshua Lipes. She is believed to have been protesting Chinese land confiscation policies. A Tibetan woman set herself ablaze last week in western […]

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How can the Chinese government get away with policies that publicly discriminate against Tibetans?

Zhu Rui is a Chinese-Canadian author and political advocate of human rights in China. She is the author of many novels, essays, poems and op-ed’s, including her most recent work Happy Times in Old Lhasa published in March, 2011. Born in North-Eastern China, she has spent many years in Tibet covering government policy in the […]

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China: Arbitrary Expulsions of Tibetans from Lhasa Escalate

Tibetans From Protest Areas Targeted in Unprecedented Lhasa Security Drive (New York, June 20, 2012) – As many as several hundred Tibetans from eastern areas of the Tibetan plateau who live in Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), have been arbitrarily expelled from the city as part of a drastic security drive, […]

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European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs addresses European Parliament on EU Tibet policy

Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, made the following remarks on EU Tibet policy to the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Defense and promotion of human rights around the world is a […]

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What flows in people’s veins is blood, not petrol

Yu Jie, born in Sichuan Province, China, is a writer and staunch critic of human rights violations in China. From 2005-2007, Mr. Yu served as Vice-president of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre. As of 2012, he currently resides in the United States, following a year spent under house arrest. May 30, 2012, in Rangtang Township, […]

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In occupied Tibetan monastery, a reason for fiery deaths

Published online June 2, 2012 by The New York Times. Please read the full article here. By Edward Wong DHARAMSALA, India — One young Tibetan monk walked down a street kicking Chinese military vehicles, then left a suicide note condemning an official ban on a religious ceremony. Another smiled often, and preferred to talk about […]

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Kalon Tripa Accepts Resignations of Special Envoy Lodi G. Gyari and Envoy Kelsang Gyaltsen

The Tibetan Leadership Reiterates its Commitment to the Middle-Way Policy Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Head of the Central Tibetan Administration, regretfully accepted the resignations of the Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Lodi G. Gyari and Envoy Kelsang Gyaltsen. The resignations became effective June 1, 2012. Special Envoy Lodi Gyari, assisted by […]

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Witnesses report massive Chinese crackdown in Tibetan capital

Published online May 31, 2012 by Voice of America. Please read the full article here. By Lou Lorscheider A leading Tibetan exile group is reporting a massive security clampdown in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, as Chinese security forces push to control community life in the aftermath of two Tibetan self-immolations on Sunday. The Tibetan Center […]

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Thousands honor burned mother

Published online May 31, 2012 by Radio Free Asia. Please read the full article here. Reported by RFA’s Tibetan service. Translations by Karma Dorjee. Written in English by Richard Finney. Chinese authorities had threatened to seize the Tibetan self-immolator’s body. Some 5,000 Tibetan monks and area residents in a Tibetan-populated county in China’s Sichuan province […]

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US official talks to Nepal about Tibetan refugees

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – A senior U.S. official met with Nepal’s prime minister Thursday to express concerns about the situation of Tibetan refugees in the Himalayan country bordering China. U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman said she talked with Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai about Tibetan refugees’ demands for documents that would […]

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12 Nobel Laureates to Chinese President: Open dialogue with Tibet

Free access for human rights investigators, journalists a key first step (Ottawa) — A group of 12 Nobel Peace Laureates—including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jody Williams, Lech Walesa, Leymah Gbowee and Shirin Ebadi—today sent a letter to Chinese President Hu Jintao urging him to “respect the dignity of the Tibetan people” and open “meaningful dialogue” with […]

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