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ICT Vice President Bhuchung Tsering’s statement at the Roundtable on “Tibetan Buddhist Today”

September 15, 2017

Following is the prepared statement by ICT Vice President Bhuchung Tsering at the Roundtable on “Tibetan Buddhist Today” held by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and the International Religious Freedom Roundtable at the United States Congress on September 15, 2017. Other participants of the Roundtable were Dr. Tenzin Dorjee, USCIRF Commissioner; Sarah Cook, Senior Research Analyst for East Asia, Freedom House; and Tina Mufford, Senior Policy Analyst, USCIRF. Judith Golub, Director of Congressional Affairs & Policy and Planning, USCIRF, moderated it.

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Remarks by Bhuchung Tsering at the Rally for Tibet in Washington, D.C. on July 9, 2013

We are gathering here at a time when we are faced with yet another new development in Tibet that signifies a consistent pattern of Chinese denial of Tibetan rights. This is in addition to the very many Tibetans who have undertaken the highest form of protest, namely self-immolations in Tibet. The reports of shooting of […]

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Congressional panel calls for “urgent” and “bold” action on Tibet on eve of Obama-Xi summit

June 6, 2013

ICT’s Bhuchung Tsering testifies with four recommendations to President Obama

At a June 5 hearing on “human rights in Tibet” on the eve of the summit between Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, leaders of Congress’ Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission called on the Obama Administration to give new impetus to actions that will improve conditions in Tibet.

Commission Co-Chair Frank Wolf (R-VA) said we “have to do something bold and different” on Tibet, called for the next Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues to “bring a freshness to the issue,” and labeled the situation inside Tibet as one of “cultural genocide.” He also urged the State Department to consult the Tibetan community on who they think would be appropriate for the post of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issue.

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Testimony of Bhuchung K. Tsering at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on Tibet

Washington, DC
June 5, 2013

I thank the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for this opportunity to testify today. I would like to address the topic of this hearing in the context of the current critical situation in Tibet.

This hearing is timely as President Barack Obama is preparing to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in California. Therefore, I would like to highlight the situation in Tibet and what the Obama Administration should do about it, including during the upcoming summit.

In his first speech after becoming the new head of the Chinese Communist Party on November 15, 2012, Xi Jinping said, “In the new situation, our Party faces many severe challenges.” In the same speech, Xi also said, “…Chinese people have opened up a good and beautiful home where all ethnic groups live in harmony and fostered an excellent culture that never fades.”

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ICT’s Bhuchung Tsering highlights Chinese misguided policies on Tibet at Capitol Hill event

ICT Vice President Bhuchung Tsering participated in a panel discussion yesterday (January 31, 2013) on “Ticking Time Bomb: The Ethnic Crisis Facing China’s New Leadership” in the Cannon House Office Building of the United States Congress in Washington, D.C. His co-panelists were Mr. Enghebatu Togochog, Director, Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center; Mr. Alim Seytoff, […]

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ICT testifies on Capitol Hill on situation in Tibet

On July 25, ICT Vice President Bhuchung Tsering testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing entitled, “Investigating the Chinese Threat, Part Two: Human Rights Abuses, Torture and Disappearances.” Tsering spoke of the message of the self-immolators in Tibet, and showed the committee a poster featuring the faces and names of the […]

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Man on fire

The following article was orginally published by Himal and can be viewed on their website here » By Bhuchung K Tsering The recent spate of self-immolation could point to a new radicalisation of Tibet’s struggle. On 27 February 2009, Tapey, a Tibetan monk in his 20s, walked from the Kirti Monastery, in Amdo (in today’s […]

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Capitol Hill focuses lens on Tibet: Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay, Kirti Rinpoche and ICT’s Bhuchung Tsering testify before Congress

Tibetan prime minister (Kalon Tripa) Lobsang Sangay asks the United States to help resettle Tibetan refugees Kirti Rinpoche testifies to the tragic self-immolations at Kirti Monastery Bhuchung Tsering urges Congress to update the Tibetan Policy Act to recognize Tibetan democratic governance As news broke that a 12th Tibetan had self immolated in protest against Chinese […]

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Testimony of Bhuchung K. Tsering – Congressional-Executive Commission on China: 2011 Annual Report

Testimony of Bhuchung K. Tsering Vice President for Special Programs at the International Campaign for Tibet before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China: 2011 Annual Report Madam Chairman, Congressman Berman, and Members of the Committee. I thank you for this opportunity to testify on the Tibet aspects of […]

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The time has come for the Tibetan struggle to show its maturity

Three Adherences by Tibetans in Connection with the Ongoing Special General Meeting in Dharamsala by Bhuchung K. Tsering “The time has come for the Tibetan struggle to show its maturity” Bhuchung K. Tsering is a Vice President at the International Campaign for Tibet and a member of the Task Force set up by the Central […]

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Testimony of Bhuchung K. Tsering, Vice President of ICT, at the hearing on The Many Faces of China’s Repression

Testimony of Bhuchung K. Tsering, Vice President of the International Campaign for Tibet, at the hearing on The Many Faces of China’s Repression: Human Rights and US Diplomacy in China organized by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Dirkson Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. I thank the United […]

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Statement by Bhuchung K. Tsering at the Roundtable by The Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Thank you for the opportunity to talk about the situation in Tibet at this roundtable. I would like to focus on some recent developments in Tibet and to speculate on what they mean in terms of China’s strategy towards Tibet. My hope is that this would be of some use to the Commission and its […]

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ICT Director testifies before Congress on the changing situation in Tibet

Bhuchung Tsering, Director of the International Campaign for Tibet, said today before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China that the U.S. needs to adopt a holistic approach towards trying to resolve the human rights and political situation inside Tibet. In addition to Tsering, the Commission’s two-panel roundtable included Arthur Holcombe, President, Tibet Poverty Alleviation Fund, Elliot […]

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