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Human Rights Watch Report: “They say we should be grateful”

Published online June 27, 2013 by Human Rights Watch. Please view the report on www.hrw.org. Since 2006, the Chinese government has implemented large-scale programs to “rehouse”—through renovation of existing houses or construction of new ones—a majority of the rural population of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) under a policy called “Comfortable Housing.” In parallel, the […]

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UN Special Rapporteur warns of consequences to nomad settlement

At the conclusion of his mission to China today (Dec. 15 – 23, 2010) the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, said that Tibetan and Mongolian nomads should not be compelled to settle. It is Chinese government policy to implement policies of settling Tibetan nomads, confiscating their land, and fencing […]

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Tibet’s importance as earth’s third pole raised at COP15 for first time at international climate change forum

For the first time at a major international forum on climate change, Tibetans will be present at the COP15 summit in Copenhagen this week to present new information about the global implications of climate change in Tibet. Tibet, the world’s largest and highest plateau, is the ‘world’s third pole’ because it contains the biggest ice […]

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