12/11/2019

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Fears for the life of a Tibetan man detained for sharing photos ahead of sens...

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has been informed by reliable sources about the arbitrary detention of a Tibetan man on the eve of a political anniversary deemed sensitive by Chinese authorities. Pema Samdup, 26, was detained on the morning of 9 March this year in Lhasa, […]

Monk detained for criticising China’s policy on Tibetan language at high risk...

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has utmost concern for the physical and psychological health and wellbeing of a Tibetan monk who remains in incommunicado detention since September this year in Ngaba County in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan […]

Tibetan man sentenced to prison for sharing books on WeChat

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has been informed by reliable sources about the arbitrary detention of Mr Wangchuk in Shigatse (Ch: Xigaze) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region. According to the information received, Mr Wangchuk, 45, was detained by Chinese police officers around 8 March this year. He […]

200,000 nomads and farmers relocated in less than four years in Qinghai

More than a year before the expiration of the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), Chinese authorities have completed its target of relocating 52,000 nomadic and farming households consisting of 200,000 people in the Tibetan areas of Qinghai Province. China’s major state TV broadcaster CCTV claimed on 12 September that the […]

400 Chinese cadres take posts in 21 Tibetan schools under controversial educa...

Four hundred teachers from 17 Chinese provinces and municipalities have begun their stints as teachers and administrators in 21 schools located in Tibet Autonomous Region under the so-called ‘Group-form’ educational aid program. The current group represents the ninth batch of the program among which 86 are principals, deputy principals, academic directors, […]

More than 70 big and medium-sized hydropower plants displacing Tibetans in Ka...

More than 70 large and medium-sized hydropower plants have been built and are under construction in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, reported the official Sichuan Daily on 25 September. The spurt in dam building has been triggered by China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) that calls for large-scale expansion of hydropower projects in […]

Chinese government inspection reveals no improvement in stopping poisonous go...

Gold mining activities with little to no regulatory oversight for decades have caused irreversible environmental damage and poisoning of drinking water sources with cyanide, arsenic, mercury and lead in Tibetan areas in Machu (Ch: Maqu) County and Sangchu (Ch: Xiahe) County in Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. […]

China to intensify “struggles against Dalai clique and evil forces” in Tibet ...

At the meeting to review the findings of the inspection tour to assess the effectiveness of the ongoing special struggle against ‘black and evil’ forces in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) on 6 July in Lhasa, Zhu Weiqun, the head of the inspection team called for the necessity of combining the […]

Monk sentenced to three years after more than a year of incommunicado detention

Chinese authorities have sentenced a Tibetan monk to three years’ imprisonment on the suspected charge of disclosing state secrets in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Lobsang Dorjee, 36, a monk from the local Kirti Monastery, was […]

China announces fixed-term imprisonment of up to eight years for ‘illegal’ on...

Chinese authorities in Qinghai Province have issued an urgent notice that calls for increased monitoring and management of online chat groups and individual users “at all times and in all places”, according to a podcast news in Tibetan and Chinese released by local Chinese government media earlier this week. The notice bans […]