Human Rights

Lawmakers round world criticise China ‘s latest mass forced labour policy in Tibet
China, Human Rights

Lawmakers round world criticise China ‘s latest mass forced labour policy in Tibet

Following a report, verified by Reuters Sep 22, which documents a large-scale program in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) that forced more than half a million rural Tibetans out of their country and into military-style training centers in the first seven months of 2020, a total of 63 legislators from 16 countries released a joint statement calling for immediate action against the Chinese Communi. Legislators come from countries in Asia, Europe, and North America. "We call on our governments to take urgent steps to condemn these crimes and avoid more human rights violations," said the parliamentarians who are part of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, which is trying to change the way democratic countries interact with China. The report, "Xinjiang's Military Vocational Training Sys...
The ‘Nehru Factor’ that could have saved Tibet from China
Human Rights

The ‘Nehru Factor’ that could have saved Tibet from China

The fourth and final volume of Claude Arpi's tetralogy describes the relationship between India and Tibet between 1947 and 1962. The final volume covers the period 1958 to 1962 and tells the story of how the situation in Tibet reached a stage where the open revolt against the Chinese rule broke out the rising gaps and distances between the Indian and Chinese leaders, and the war of October-November 1962. In the course of his study, Arpi unravels very important facts. The chapters on the Tibetan Uprising include a wealth of information, both as seen by the Indian Consul-General and as seen from China in a separate chapter. The rouble was brewing because the Chinese advised Nehru not to visit Tibet, although he had been invited by both the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama. The precipitating f...
‘It’s too late to curb China’s global influence now’: Ai Weiwei
Human Rights

‘It’s too late to curb China’s global influence now’: Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, a prominent Chinese activist, said it was too late to curb China's global impact now, The Tibet express reported his statements on the Chinese factor. “The West should really have worried about China decades ago. Now it’s already a bit too late because the West has built its strong system in China and to simply cut it off, it will hurt deeply. That’s why China is very arrogant,” the BBC quoted the Chinese dissident, artist, and filmmaker as saying in its report.The activist has further stated in the report that China is under the ‘police state’. The Chinese dissident noted that China today flexes its immense economic power to impose its political influence.“It’s certainly true that China has become much more assertive in recent years,” he declared in the report.The report furthe...
Tibetan activists call out China seeking to End torture in Tibet
China, Human Rights

Tibetan activists call out China seeking to End torture in Tibet

Tibetan activists held a protest calling on China to stop torture in Tibet, as recent news of half a million Tibetans faces forced indoctrination, excessive surveillance, military-style compliance, and more draconian punishments. October 1 marks the founding day of the Communist Party of China (CCP) for 71 years of rule in China. Tibetan activists held a rally to show the world what the CCP had done to Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongolians, Hong Kongers, and Chinese citizens. Tibetan activist groups in Dharamshala marked the day with condemning China’s rule and urged the international community to call on “governments to implement targeted sanctions against China, and to hold Beijing responsible for its egregious human rights abuses.”  The protest was being organized by the Tibetan Youth Congress,...
U.S. Ambassador meets His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Geneva ensures strong support for Tibet
Human Rights, Politics

U.S. Ambassador meets His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Geneva ensures strong support for Tibet

Ambassador Andrew Bremberg, Permanent Representative of the United States to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, met with the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration, Mr.Chhimey Rigzen, and Special Representative for Human Rights, Mr.Thinlay Chukki, at the United States Mission in Geneva yesterday, 30 September 2020. During the meeting, which lasted more than an hour, the delegation briefed Ambassador Bremberg on a wide range of issues, including the severe human rights abuses taking place in Tibet, in particular the recent reports of the militarised forced labor of more than half a million Tibetans by China, the persecution of Tibetan Buddhists, including the forced disappearance of Panchen Lama, ov...
Sinicizing Tibet as the key aim of Tibetan college, classes in Chinese provinces
China, Human Rights, Religion

Sinicizing Tibet as the key aim of Tibetan college, classes in Chinese provinces

The Sinicization of Tibet has been the aim of the Chinese Government, which has been following the occupation law since the first day. China's new President, Xi Jinping, has only put it on the national agenda in the most vocal and clear words. There have been two critical fields of Sinicisation in the spheres of faith and education. One of the decades-old initiatives in the field of education, for this reason, has been to send thousands of the best and brightest Tibetan pupils every year to Tibetan schools or Tibetan classes in Chinese schools, specially developed in different provinces of China outside Tibet. Chanba No. 1 Middle School in Xi'an, the capital of the northwestern province of Shaanxi, has set up one of these schools with an investment of RMB 187 million (about $27 million) of...
Tibetan Nonviolence: Ethics and Efficiency, How Effective?
Human Rights

Tibetan Nonviolence: Ethics and Efficiency, How Effective?

Nonviolence, a very different kind of logistics when it comes to Tibet. The Tibetans followed the guidance of the Dalai Lama and remained largely non-violent. The lack of violence in the Tibetan struggle is an inspiration and a hopeful model for oppressed groups around the world. The belief that the existence of aggression could be counteracted by its absence. But the next issue is whether or not it is effective. We need not go beyond rows, but as far as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is concerned to witness a testament to the power of non-violence. Dr. King points out that non-violence is not for the weak; it is a form of resistance that seeks peace and unconditional love within a group. It's not a groundbreaking experience with the administration. This is, instead, an effort to reform the pi...
Has the world forgotten Tibet? Or its China Factor
Human Rights

Has the world forgotten Tibet? Or its China Factor

Richard Gere— renowned American actor and producer— turns his eyes away from the Academy Awards’ teleprompter; he is going to speak for himself. Instead of the planned commentary oriented around worshipping the Hollywood elite, he begins to talk about human rights, before asking that Deng Xiaoping “take his troops and take the Chinese away from Tibet and allow the people to live as free independent people again.” Even though Gere would be subsequently barred from the Oscars, it is a miraculous step forward for the recognition of the plights of Tibetans on the world stage. However, this is 1993. It is now 2020— almost 30 years later— and still, Tibetans are suffering. So why is it that in an era of movement towards human rights, Tibet still finds itself ranking second-worst in the world for...
“This century should be a century of peace” His highness the Dalai Lama
Human Rights, Politics, Religion

“This century should be a century of peace” His highness the Dalai Lama

"This century should be a century of peace. To create a peaceful century, look at inner emotion, We must reduce those emotions which create violence; That also through reasoning," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said during a group of peacebuilders from the "Peace Studio" based in the USA.   His Holiness' remarks came during Saturday's Peace Builders rally as part of the Peace Studio's 'Conversations Offering Peace' initiative on 21 September 2020. The Peace Studio funds, trains and unites "the next generation of musicians, journalists, and storytellers to inspire people everywhere to become active peacemakers."   "Peace does not come from the sky; the opposite of peace is violence and who creates violence—we human being. Therefore automatically peace is our responsibility. We, human...
NYPD officer detained for helping China spy on Tibetan community in the city
Human Rights, Politics

NYPD officer detained for helping China spy on Tibetan community in the city

An NYPD cop was arrested for spying on local Tibetan communities for the Chinese government, federal prosecutors announced Monday.   Officer Baimadajie Angwang, 33, a community affairs cop with the 111th Precinct in Queens of Tibetan origin, reported to two Chinese consulate officials in the city since 2014, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.   “Baimadajie Angwang violated every oath he took in this country. One to the United States, another to the U.S. Army, and a third to this Police Department,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a statement.   The investigation into Angwang found that he “reported on the activities of ethnic Tibetans, and others, in the New York metropolitan area to the Consulate,” and “spotted and assessed potential ethnic Tibetan inte...