Post Tagged with: "Religious Freedom"

China tightens noose on retired Tibetan government officials showing religiosity

September 13, 2019 4:45 am0 comments
China tightens noose on retired Tibetan government officials showing religiosity

(TibetanReview.net, Sep12’19) – It is not just party members but even retired Tibetan government officials and even students who are banned from practicing religion in Chinese ruled Tibet, said New York-based Human Rights Watch Sep 11, especially citing an undated communist party notice which appeared to have been issued in […]

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China expels 3,500 more from Tibetan Buddhist study centre

July 20, 2019 6:04 am0 comments
China expels 3,500 more from Tibetan Buddhist study centre

(TibetanReview.net, Jul19’19) – Chinese authorities in the traditionally Tibetan county of Palyul (Chinese: Baiyu) which is now part of Sichuan Province have expelled 3,600 more monks and nuns from the Yachen Gar Tibetan Buddhist study and meditation centre in recent days, bringing to 7,100 the number of such expulsions since […]

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China rejects ‘Stain of the century’ criticism for its persecution of Uighurs

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China rejects ‘Stain of the century’ criticism for its persecution of Uighurs

(TibetanReview.net, Jul19’19) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has on Jul 18 called China’s treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority the “stain of the century”, prompting an angry response from Beijing. Addressing a State Department-hosted Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom conference, Pompeo also accused Beijing of pressuring countries not […]

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Tibetan among religious persecution victims hosted by US President Trump

July 19, 2019 2:56 pm0 comments
Tibetan among religious persecution victims hosted by US President Trump

(TibetanReview.net, Jul18’19) – A close relative of a prominent late fatal Tibetan victim of China’s religious persecution was among 27 participants in an Oval Office meeting with US President Donald Trump on Jul 17. The meeting took place ahead of the State Department’s hosting of an annual conference on religious […]

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Expelled Tibetan monastics banned from religious pursuits, forced to become China patriots

July 13, 2019 3:29 pm0 comments
Expelled Tibetan monastics banned from religious pursuits, forced to become China patriots

(TibetanReview.net, Jul12’19) – Monks and nuns expelled by China recently from the famed Yachen Gar Tibetan Buddhist centre in Palyul (Chinese: Baiyu) County of what is now part of China’s Sichuan province for not belonging to the local area have not only been forced to give up their monastic robes […]

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China rounds up Tibetan monks and nuns expelled by it at re-education detention centres

July 3, 2019 10:35 pm0 comments
China rounds up Tibetan monks and nuns expelled by it at re-education detention centres

(TibetanReview.net, Jul02’19) – After carrying out a further expulsion campaign, China has now set the upper limit for the number of resident monks and nuns at the Yachen Gar Tibetan Buddhist Centre in what is now part of Sichuan province at 4,700, a steep cut from around 10,000 monks, nuns […]

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US report condemns China for ‘intense persecution’ of religious faiths

June 26, 2019 11:04 am0 comments
US report condemns China for ‘intense persecution’ of religious faiths

(TibetanReview.net, Jun22’19) – The United States has on Jun 21 condemned China for its “intense persecution” of religious faiths, releasing its 2018 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom with special focus on Xinjiang and referring to the conditions of Buddhists in Tibet as well as the followers of other faiths […]

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US Senators ask gov’t how it could best protect Tibetan religious freedom, including on the reincarnation issue

May 13, 2019 4:16 am0 comments
US Senators ask gov’t how it could best protect Tibetan religious freedom, including on the reincarnation issue

(TibetanReview.net, May12’19) – A bipartisan group of US senators has asked to know from the country’s envoy on religious freedom “how the US can best support Tibetan Buddhists, to include collaboration with the international community to uphold religious freedom, and to convey that religious traditions should not be subject to […]

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Germany urged to prioritize Tibet, human rights in China ties

May 11, 2019 3:19 am0 comments
Germany urged to prioritize Tibet, human rights in China ties

(TibetanReview.net, May10’19) – Former exile Tibetan special representative for Europe Mr Kelsang Gyaltsen has on May 8 accused China of being out to destroy the core of Tibetan identity and replace Tibetan culture and religion with a state-approved and controlled version. He was addressing a hearing on “Religious Freedom: The […]

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US annual report highlights China’s forced assimilation, suppression of Tibetan Buddhists

May 1, 2019 11:34 pm0 comments
US annual report highlights China’s forced assimilation, suppression of Tibetan Buddhists

(TibetanReview.net, May01’19) – In the name of “Sinicizing” Tibetan Buddhism, the Chinese government sought to forcibly bring the Tibetan people’s religious faith under party-based state control in 2018, said the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in its latest annual report released on Apr 29. The report documents China’s […]

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