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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 […]

August Monthly Translation and Analyses Digest monitoring Chinese government ...

The August 2019 publication of Monthly Translation and Analyses Digest includes the following articles: China to intensify ‘struggles against Dalai Clique and evil forces’ in Tibet Autonomous Region “Reincarnation not a matter of individual right but a symbol of Party’s rule over Tibet” Inspection teams to investigate the enforcement of […]

Tibetan law students attend workshop on human rights monitoring and advocacy

A group of 26 Tibetans studying law at various universities in India took part in a workshop on human rights monitoring and advocacy from 17 to 20 August at Hotel Apple Park in Coimbatore, South India.

China: Cease political persecution and disclose information about missing Tibetan monks

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) calls on the Chinese authorities to disclose information about three Tibetan monks subjected to arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and unjust sentencing in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. […]

Chinese authorities crushing freedom of expression in the name of internet security

Chinese authorities in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) issued a notice announcing cash prizes upto 300,000 yuan (approx. USD 44,000) in return for reporting illegal online contents as part of its “social supervision strategy to mobilise the general public to effectively prevent and combat illegal and criminal online contents.”

Imprisoned Tibetan language advocate continues to face barriers in appealing against unjust verdict

Chinese authorities have again denied lawyers for imprisoned Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk permission to visit their client in Dongchuan Prison, Xining City, Qinghai Province. Wangchuk had been sentenced to five years in prison in May 2018 for allegedly ‘inciting separatism’ because he criticised Chinese policies and practices on Tibetan language and culture. […]

TCHRD organizes weeklong residential workshop on gender awareness, equality and justice

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in conjunction with Jagori Rural Charitable Trust carried out a 7-day residential workshop on ‘Gender Awareness, Equality and Justice’ at the Training and Research Academy in Sidhbari, Himachal Pradesh. Held from 21 to 27 July, a total of 30 participants including Tibetan […]