Post Tagged with: "Religious Freedom"

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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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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