DOWNLOAD THE REPORT » March 10, 2009, marks the 50th anniversary of the National Uprising and the first anniversary of an unprecedented wave of overwhelmingly peaceful protests that swept across the Tibetan plateau, to be met by a brutal crackdown. In the weeks before the anniversary and Tibetan New Year (Losar, February 25), the Chinese […]
DOWNLOAD THE REPORT » Since March 10, a tidal wave of mainly peaceful protests against the Chinese government has swept across Tibet. Tibetans have risked their lives to demonstrate that their exiled leader the Dalai Lama represents their interests, and not the Chinese state. This uprising is a result of more than half a century […]
DOWNLOAD THE REPORT » The world’s highest railroad across the Tibetan plateau to Lhasa (completed in July 2006) is the most high-profile symbol of Beijing’s ambitious plans to develop the western regions of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). As an indispensable element of Beijing’s ‘transportation revolution’, the aim of its construction is to expand […]
DOWNLOAD THE REPORT » ‘Interpreting Tibet’ gives a reality check on the sights of Lhasa, exploring how both China’s assertions of power and Tibetan expressions of identity are revealed in the architecture of the city, as well as the reality behind Tibet’s apparent economic progress. The report advises tourists how to avoid putting Tibetans, and […]
DOWNLOAD THE REPORT » The boy recognized by the Dalai Lama as the Panchen Lama, one of Tibet’s most important religious leaders, marked his 18th birthday and coming of age April 25, 2007, after more than a decade in Chinese custody. The Panchen Lama’s plight has come to symbolize the crisis facing the survival of […]
DOWNLOAD THE REPORT » Around 2,500 to 3,500 Tibetans make the dangerous crossing through the Himalayas into exile in Nepal, and from there to India, each year. In 2006, fewer traveled into Nepal compared to 2004 and 2005, with less than 2,600 registering at theTibetan Refugee Reception Center in Kathmandu. For many, the main or […]
“Breaking the Will: The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s 2005 China Mission Report” is a compilation of information from the UN report on the use of Torture in China, including in Tibet. The PDF report is available in two versions. This version includes only the Tibetan language.
“Breaking the Will: The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s 2005 China Mission Report” is a compilation of information from the UN report on the use of Torture in China, including in Tibet.
DOWNLOAD THE REPORT » Political developments linked to the increasing influence of China on Nepal and shifts in the balance of power in the Himalayan kingdom transformed the situation for Tibetan refugees in 2005. The risks for Tibetans transiting through Nepal increased dramatically over the year with the notice to close the office of the […]
DOWNLOAD THE REPORT » This report gives new information on intensified political repression in Tibet coinciding with the opening of the railroad, with Tibet’s Party chief emphasising a “fight to the death struggle” against the Dalai Lama and his supporters. The report also details the tight security in Lhasa and beyond this week, with military […]
Dangerous Crossing, ICT’s latest report on Tibetan refugees, reveals that dangers for Tibetans escaping from Tibet into exile through Nepal, and those resident in Nepal, have intensified over the past year, as Beijing strengthens its relations with Nepal and the Maoist insurgency and political turmoil in Nepal continues.
Dangerous Crossing: 2003 Update chronicles the international community’s response to the May 2003 refoulement and the resulting moves by the Nepalese government to mitigate international outrage at the collusion between the Nepalese and Chinese governments.
This compelling and authoritative report outlines the impact of official Chinese policy on contemporary Tibetan Buddhist culture through previously unpublished internal government documents and eyewitness reportage.
China’s laws and policies are in dire need of revision to remove the pervasive paternalism and inferences of superiority that lead to thousands of acts of discrimination day in and day out.