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Damming Tibet’s rivers: how hydropower on the plateau is carving up Tibet’s landscape

[use graphic of china planned hydropower expansion] This list of 25 hydropower projects in Tibetan areas and four downriver outside Tibet (in China these dams outside Tibetan areas are still termed as upriver), uses information published in Chinese by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on Feb. 19, 2019. This list was cross-checked against […]

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Damming Tibet’s rivers: new threats to Tibetan area under UNESCO protection

Evidence has emerged of plans to construct a damaging cascade of dams affecting a UNESCO-protected Tibetan area known as the “Three Parallel Rivers.” This construction will potentially lead to the relocation of local people and poses an unprecedented danger to this vitally biodiverse area. While the Chinese government gave only vague details of new dam […]

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2019 Belgian Election Tibet questionnaire

May 21, 2019

The following is the Tibet questionnaire for the 2019 Belgian Elections, translated by ICT.

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Members of Congress urge Trump Administration to implement key Tibet legislation

May 13, 2019

A bipartisan letter signed by 32 members of Congress addressed to Sec. of State Mike Pompeo was released today by Reps. James P. McGovern (D-Mass.) and Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), co-chairs of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. The letter urges the Trump Administration to promptly implement key legislation passed by Congress to guide US policy on Tibet.

The letter expresses the Congress members’ “deep concern about the well-being of the Tibetan people under Chinese rule,” adding that “the repression in Tibet continues unabated.” The members of Congress say “It is therefore now more urgent than ever that the State Department fully implement current law on Tibet.”

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Questions for the Record Submitted to Acting Assistant Secretary of State Laura Stone by Senator Gardner (#1 to #6) Senate Foreign Relations Committee

DECEMBER 6, 2018 QUESTION 1 Since 2010, the Chinese Government has suspended the official dialogue with the Dalai Lama’s representatives to resolve the Tibetan issue. Secretary Mike Pompeo has said that he “will express publicly, and at the highest levels of government, that Chinese authorities need to engage in meaningful and direct dialogue with the […]

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Partial list of delegations sent by China to talk about Tibet in other countries

FROM 2009 TO 2018 March 2009: A delegation of five members of the National People’s Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region, led by Shingtsa Tenzin Chodrak, visited USA. A delegation of five members of the National People’s Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region, led by Shingtsa Tenzin Chodrak, visited Canada. March 2009: Zhang Yun, Senior Researcher from […]

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Tibet Appropriations, FY2011

Program FY2011 Level Development inside Tibet Funds non-governmental organizations to support activities which preserve cultural traditions and promote sustainable development and environmental conservation in Tibetan communities on the Tibetan plateau, including the projects of The Bridge Fund. $7.4 million Tibetan refugee programs Funds the refugee transit process for Tibetans crossing the border, including the reception […]

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