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China issues vague and overbroad rules on internet censorship in Tibet

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has obtained a copy of a Chinese government document that announces the implementation of vague and broadly defined rules on internet censorship in Tibet. Issued for public notice by the Machu (Ch: Maqu) County Public Security Bureau (PSB) located in Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, the document in Tibetan contains a list of instructions to online chat group administrators and owners of public online accounts on how to conduct self-censorship. The notice, that took effect on 8 October, contains rules that are local version of two new regulations …

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“Defending Rights Through Law”: Special Report on Tibet’s ‘Rights Defense’ Movement

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is pleased to announce the release of a special report on the eve of the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, opening on 18 October 2017. The report delivers the history and current status of the ‘rights defense’ movement, known in Tibetan as “bsTun rgol khrims gtugs” (Eng: “Defending rights through law”), in Chinese and Tibetan language. On the verge of the commencement of the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, we are presenting a campaign research paper on defending the rights through law. We urge the Chinese …

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Dissenting Voices Series: TCHRD releases Tibetan monk’s book that was banned by China

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is pleased to announce the release of “Fifty-four Days”, a book written by Tibetan monk named Lu Kunchok Gyatso, who lives in Tibet. The Tibetan language book is a collection of journal entries on the author’s dangerous journey over the Himalayas in the year 1994 to seek blessings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and receive Tibetan monastic education in India. On his arrival in India after 54 days, he joined the Drepung monastery in south India and in 2000 returned to Tibet after completing his studies. He had completed the book …

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