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Tibet Press Watch – Fall 2007

Download the full edition » IN THIS ISSUE – Political Prisoners: The Truth About Tibet’s Lives Behind Bars – Helping Released Prisoners – Tibet in the News – 2008 ICT Calendar  

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Tibet Brief – September 2007 (ed. 05)

Download the full edition » 1. CCP to take control of ‘Living Buddhas’ via new rules on reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism 2. ICT cautious on reports linking PLA General’s retirement with Nangpa shooting 3. Sinopec establishes exploration base in Tibet 4. Outbreak of unrest in Lithang during August reveals underlying tensions  

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Tibet Brief – August 2007 (ed. 04)

Download the full edition » 1. The sixth round of the Sino-Tibetan dialogue has taken place in Shanghai and Nanjing 2. Senior Chinese Communist Party officials debate a return of the Dalai Lama 3. European Parliamentarians visit Tibet 4. New accounts of Chushur Prison emerge from former political prisoner 5. Der Spiegel: Germans inspired by […]

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Tibet Brief – June 2007 (ed. 03)

Download the full edition » 1. Party Secretary of the TAR attacks the Dalai Lama and ‘international hostile forces’ in a speech to the Party 2. Dalai Lama visit cancelled as Belgium bows to Chinese pressure 3. ICT delivers Tibetan recommendations to Portuguese EU Presidency 4. Demolition of giant Buddha statue confirmed by Chinese authorities […]

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The 11th Panchen Lama

Tibet Brief – May 2007 (ed. 02)

Download the full edition » 1. New religion regulations increase pressure on Tibetan Buddhism – New ICT report; 2. Three year prison sentence to Tibetan businessman for possessing Dalai Lama CDs; 3. Dalai Lama specifies location for China pilgrimage; 4. Update on international political pressure for progress in Sino-Tibetan dialogue  

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Interpreting Tibet: A Political Guide to Traveling in Tibet

Interpreting Tibet: A Political Guide to Traveling in Tibet

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 […]

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The Communist Party as Living Buddha

The Communist Party as Living Buddha

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 […]

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Tibet Press Watch – Spring 2007

Download the full edition » IN THIS ISSUE – Congressional Gold Medal: America Celebrates the Dalai Lama – New Website: DalaiLamaDC.org! – U.S. House Hearing on Tibet – Dalai Lama U.S. Schedule – Tibet in the News  

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Tibet Brief – March 2007 (ed. 01)

Download the full edition » 1. Dalai Lama: Struggle ‘sacred duty’ of all Tibetans 2. European Parliament wants greater EU role in Dialogue 3. Rail access to Tibet’s natural resources sparks ‘gold rush mentality’ 4. New report on ethnic groups in China  

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Dangerous Crossing 2006

Refugee Report: Dangerous Crossing – 2006 Update

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 […]

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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s 2005 China Mission Report: Excerpts on Tibet (Tibetan)

“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.

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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s 2005 China Mission Report: Excerpts on Tibet

“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.

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Dangerous Crossing 2005

Refugee Report: Dangerous Crossing – 2005 Update

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 […]

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Political repression intensifies as Tibet railway opens

Political repression intensifies as Tibet railway opens

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 […]

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Dangerous Crossing 2004

Refugee Report: Dangerous Crossing – 2004 Update

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.

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Incomparable Warriors: Non-violent Resistance in Contemporary Tibet

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT » This new book giving a compelling 21st century perspective on the non-violent struggle for freedom in Tibet is launched in the Netherlands by ICT’s Chair, Richard Gere, as part of a week of events in the Netherlands on the 46th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising on 10 March 1959. The […]

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2005 ICT Alternative Report for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

This Alternative Report evaluates the compliance of the government of China with the Convention on the Rights of the Child with respect to Tibetan children living in the Tibetan Autonomous Region.

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Goldmud-Lhasa Railway Booklet

Goldmud-Lhasa Railway Booklet

One of the greatest development concerns in Tibet is the construction of a railway to connect Tibet’s capitol, Lhasa, with China’s extensive railway system.

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