China appoints its choice of Panchen Lama as head of party’s religious body, ...

Gyaincain Norbu (Gyaltsen Norbu), the 11th Panchen Lama appointed by Chinese authorities to nullify the Dalai Lama’s selection has been appointed president of the regional branch of Buddhist Association of China (BAC) in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). On 22 June this year, Wu Yingjie, the Chinese Communist Party Secretary of […]

China: Stop the witchhunt in the campaign to crush ‘black and evil’ crimes; R...

Chinese authorities have sentenced 21 Tibetans to prison in connection with the nationwide campaign to eliminate criminal activities related to ‘black and evil forces’ in Shordha town in Nangchen (Ch:Nangqin) County, Kyegudo (Ch: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Kham. Two of the sentenced are […]

China’s poverty alleviation programs impoverishing Tibetan nomads

Last month, Chinese authorities announced the acceleration of the ‘pairing assistance’ program as part its overall goal to end poverty in Ba (Ch: Tongde) County (also called Ba Dzong in common Tibetan parlance) in Tsolho (Ch: Hainan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. The ‘pairing […]

May Monthly Translation and Analyses Digest monitoring Chinese government med...

The May 2019 publication of Monthly Translation and Analyses Digest includes the following articles: China increases party presence in harvesting areas in Chamdo ‘Four Loves’ propaganda campaign incorporated into state education institutions Party-building ‘grassroots fortresses’ in new poverty alleviation resettlement villages Special four-month rectification campaign against mobile educational apps China […]

Deceased self-immolator’s photo becomes available more than 6 years aft...

The Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has received a photo of Dorjee who died in 2012 after setting his body on fire to protest repressive policies of the Chinese government in Tibet. The photo could not be shared earlier due to pervasive surveillance and criminalisation of self-immolation […]

2018 Annual Report on Human Rights Situation in Tibet

2018 has been a pivotal year for human rights in Tibet and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The introduction of new policies and regulations has led to an increased restriction on human rights and lives of the Tibetan people. This has resulted in the arbitrary detention and arrest of […]

The United Nations Continuing ‘Search’ for Tibet’s Panchen Lama

By Ngawang Choephel Drakmargyapon* “If I die, I think two to three years, I think the Chinese may choose even one Dalai Lama. But Tibetans (will) not accept that. The Panchen Lama which they choose, some Chinese officials also they describe as ‘Fake Panchen Lama’.”           […]

Nine Tibetans sentenced up to 7 years in prison under China’s organised crime...

    Earlier this week, a Chinese court sentenced nine Tibetans from three to seven years in prison in Rebkong (Ch: Tongren) County, Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. The nine Tibetans  from Horgyal village namely Gendun Soepa, Choesang, Bhende Dorje, Tashi […]

Former Tibetan political prisoner sentenced to 18 years for protest; wife giv...

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) expresses deep concerns over the condition and whereabouts of a former political prisoner and his wife who had been secretly sentenced to 18 years and two years respectively in Sog (Ch: Suo) County, Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, the […]