tibet autonomous region

Extrajudicial killing, arbitrary detention and religious repression continue in restive Tibetan county

Latest information received by Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) demonstrates escalating violence and crackdowns including extrajudicial killing and arbitrary detentions in Diru (Ch: Biru) County in Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), in the eastern Tibetan province of Kham. A source with contacts in […]

Anti-corruption crackdown in Tibet must focus on human rights abuses

As part of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign, investigators are being sent to the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) for disciplinary purposes. They will investigate not only official corruption, the focus of the campaign, but also officials who do not follow the central government’s policy of systematically violating human rights […]

China holds Tibetan livelihood to ransom to secure political stability

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) recently published an update on the escalating repression in Diru (Ch: Biru) County in Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), in the Tibetan province of Kham.[i] The report quoted a source within Tibet who said that in addition to […]

No let-up in Diru crackdown: 17 Tibetans detained as party officials greet armed police

Chinese authorities have detained 17 known Tibetans in separate incidents following the outbreak of popular protests against China’s ‘mass-line’ campaigns in Diru (Ch: Biru) County in Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). According to information received by TCHRD, on the night of 3 November 2013, local authorities arbitrarily […]

China to create law-abiding ‘model monastery’ in TAR

In a Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) Communist Party meeting, held on the afternoon of 30 October, the Chinese government approved to carry out law-abiding patriotic re-education principles including a “model monastery,” according to the official chinatibetnews.com report on 1 November 2011. This is a new strategy to further intensify the […]

Tibet’s highest ranking Chinese official Zhang Qingli replaced

On 25 August 2011, China replaced Zhang Qingli, the region’s highest ranking official, the Party Secretary of TAR (Tibetan Autonomous Region). The CPC Central Committee announced the appointment of Chen Quanguo in the seat of Tibet’s hard-line party boss Zhang. Zhang Qingli, Chen Quanguo’s predecessor, will be moved to another […]

A new “Re-education-through-Labour ” camp established in Tibet

A new “Re-education-through-Labour” (Ch:laojiao) camp has been established in Senge Township, Ngari County, Tibet Autonomous Region (“TAR”). The camp which will accommodate about two hundred inmates became functional in July 2004 when the construction work was completed. According to Tibet Daily on 21 July 2004, “The “Re-education-through-Labour” camp located on […]

“Democratic rights” in Tibet

In a white paper published by the central Chinese government on February 24, 1998, entitled “New progress in human rights in the Tibet Autonomous Region”, China has exerted considerable effort in providing the claim that Chinese ‘Democratic Reforms’ have led to vast improvements in almost all areas of Tibetan society. […]