Post Tagged with: "Religious Freedom"

215 party members punished in ‘Tibet’ for religious faith, other discipline violations

February 5, 2019 1:36 am0 comments
215 party members punished in ‘Tibet’ for religious faith, other discipline violations

(TibetanReview.net, Feb03’19) – The Chinese government of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), the western half of ethnographic Tibet, has said it had exposed and punished party officials for having religious belief or for alleged involvement in separatism or corruption. The allegations were contained in a 46-minute video produced by the publicity […]

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Poverty elimination goal targets impoverished Tibetans’ religious freedom

January 21, 2019 6:04 am0 comments
Poverty elimination goal targets impoverished Tibetans’ religious freedom

(TibetanReview.net, Jan20’19) – China’s poverty elimination benefits come with the condition that impoverished Tibetans who live on minimum subsistence allowances from the state stop worshipping the Buddha or face the prospect of their subsistence allowances being cancelled, reported bitterwinter.org Jan 18, citing interviews with local people. The Tibetan are instead […]

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China tightening the field of religious citizenry – state employees, students told to give up religious belief

September 29, 2018 4:13 am0 comments
China tightening the field of religious citizenry – state employees, students told to give up religious belief

(TibetanReview.net, Sep28, 2018) – Apart from “Sinicization” of religion, which requires religion to be subjected to an ever-widening range and depth of communist party controls, China is imposing ban on religious belief on increasing categories of citizens. The ban now extends to government employees, including schoolteachers and medical personnel, apart […]

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China bans minors from religious activities

August 31, 2018 1:34 am0 comments
China bans minors from religious activities

(TibetanReview.net, Aug30, 2018) – A ban on children from engaging in religious activities is being enforced throughout mainland China, including especially at Tibetan Buddhist temples, Christian churches, and Islamic mosques in Xinjiang and elsewhere, reported mainichi.jp/English Aug 29. A revised government rules on religion issued in February this year placed […]

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China cites education law to ban Tibetan children from religious devotion

July 26, 2018 3:41 am0 comments
China cites education law to ban Tibetan children from religious devotion

(TibetanReview.net, Jul25, 2018) – China has not only banned school children in Tibet from taking part in religious activities, including even during their summer vacation, but has also openly reported on it, saying the country’s law, which separates education from religious influences, mandated it. It has also, in at least […]

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Ahead of int’l religious freedom summit, Secretary of State Pompeo critical of China’s record

July 22, 2018 12:57 am0 comments
Ahead of int’l religious freedom summit, Secretary of State Pompeo critical of China’s record

(TibetanReview.net, Jul21, 2018) – China is on the wrong side of the religious freedom which is a fundamental human right, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said Jul 20, ahead of the opening next week of a three-day international conference on religious freedom. He has also said the Trump […]

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Annual religious freedom report asks Trump Administration to re-designate China as a Country of Particular Concern

April 30, 2018 4:12 am2 comments
Annual religious freedom report asks Trump Administration to re-designate China as a Country of Particular Concern

(TibetanReview.net, Apr29, 2018) – Releasing its latest annual report, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has on Apr 27 recommended that the Trump Administration re-designate China as a Country of Particular Concern, use the Global Magnitsky Act against Chinese officials and agencies responsible for human rights abuses, […]

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US Senate resolution upholds Tibetan prerogative to install their own religious leaders

April 27, 2018 11:53 pm0 comments
US Senate resolution upholds Tibetan prerogative to install their own religious leaders

(TibetanReview.net, Apr27, 2018) – The United States Senate has, on Apr 25, passed a unanimous resolution, expressing support for the Tibetan Buddhist community’s right to identify and install their religious leaders. The resolution calls any interference by the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the religious process […]

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China’s full control of Tibetan religious centre condemned in US Congress

February 2, 2018 11:03 pm0 comments
China’s full control of Tibetan religious centre condemned in US Congress

(TibetanReview.net, Feb02, 2018) – US Congressman Jim McGovern has on Jan 30 expressed serious concern over reports that China had taken full control on all aspects of the running of one of the top Buddhist monastic institutions in Tibet. “It is a significant blow to freedom of religion in Tibet […]

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