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US, China to begin talks on resuming human rights dialogue

US Secretary of State Colin Powell said on October 25, 2004 that China has agreed to begin talks on resuming its human rights dialogue with the United States. Powell was addressing the media in Beijing following his meetings with Chinese leaders, including President Hu Jintao. Powell said he had “a good, open, and candid discussion” […]

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US Commission on International Religious Freedom labels China a ‘country of particular concern,’ cites ongoing religious persecution

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has recommended to Secretary of State Colin Powell that China be designated as a “country of particular concern” (CPC) due to systemic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom in Tibet and China. The U.S. Congress created the Commission in 1998 with the passage of the International Religious […]

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US report says China suppressing political groups

In a new report entitled Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2002-2003, the United States has charged China with suppressing political, religious, and social groups. A Chinese spokesman responded saying the report was unfounded. Secretary of State Colin Powell said the report, released on June 24, 2003, captures the work of the U.S. […]

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US report documents China’s record of rights violations against Tibetans in 2002

The State Department made public on March 31 its annual Human Rights Country Reports for 2002, describing a high level of repression in the Tibet Autonomous Region and incidents of rights violations throughout Tibetan autonomous areas. In releasing the report, Secretary of State Colin Powell commented on its harsh criticism of China’s human rights practices […]

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Powell calls execution of Tibetan a setback in US-China human rights dialogue

After meetings with Chinese officials in Beijing, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell told reporters that the January execution of Lobsang Dhondup was among recent “setbacks” in the U.S.-China human rights dialogue, according to a February 24 BBC report. On his brief trip to China, Secretary Powell met with Communist Party chief Hu Jintao and […]

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Paula Dobriansky named Tibet Coordinator

Secretary of State Colin Powell has designated Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary for Global Affairs, as Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues in the Bush Administration. Dobriansky will take on this responsibility in addition to her current position. In appointing an Under Secretary of State, Powell has elevated the stature of the position from the Assistant […]

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Tibet activists confront Qian Qichen at State Department

Chinese Vice Premier Qian Qichen arrived at the State Department last night to demonstrators protesting China’s continued occupation of Tibet. The group was holding a vigil at the State Department in protest of China’s persecution of Tibetans and to urge the Bush Administration to pressure Beijing to restore political freedom to the Tibetan people through […]

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Powell supports Tibet Coordinator position in State Department restructuring

Secretary of State Colin Powell has eliminated 23 out of 55 special envoys, representatives, and advisor positions in a move to downsize the State Department, but the Office of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues is among the positions he will retain. “This is a significant indication that Secretary Powell believes in the efficacy of […]

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Secretary of State-Designate Powell expresses importance of Tibet and role of Special Coordinator

General Colin Powell expressed the incoming administration’s “interest in solidarity with the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet” when he appeared today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for his confirmation hearing. His statement came in response to interest from the Committee regarding the Bush Administrations approach to Tibet policy. Several Senators, including Chairman […]

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