US report says continued repression and decline marked state of religious freedom in Tibet in 2016

August 17, 2017 9:34 pm0 comments
US report says continued repression and decline marked state of religious freedom in Tibet in 2016

(TibetanReview.net, Aug17, 2017) – The US State Department has painted a grim picture of the state of religious freedom in Chinese ruled Tibet in its International Religious Freedom Report for 2016. Releasing the report on Aug 15, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the Chinese “authorities engaged in widespread interference […]

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India indicated that it raised rights situation in Tibet with China

July 28, 2017 10:36 pm0 comments
India indicated that it raised rights situation in Tibet with China

(TibetanReview.net, Jul27, 2017) – While there has hardly been any report of India ever having taken up with China the situation of human rights in occupied Tibet, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has indicated on Jul 27 that New Delhi did indeed raise it. However, apart from this bald assertion, […]

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Former Indian defence minister urges support for Tibetan independence

July 21, 2017 11:22 pm0 comments
Former Indian defence minister urges support for Tibetan independence

(TibetanReview.net, Jul21, 2017) – India’s former Defence Minister Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav has on Jul 19 asked New Delhi to reverse its stand on the Tibet issue and support its independence. The leader of the Samajwadi Party has alleged that China was ready to attack India in collaboration with the […]

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Congressional committee moves to restore US aid for Tibetans

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Congressional committee moves to restore US aid for Tibetans

(TibetanReview.net, Jul21, 2017) – The House Appropriations Committee of the US Congress has, in a report accompanying its State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill 2018, proposed to “continue to support democracy and human rights programmes for Tibet” and that “not less than the amounts provided in fiscal year 2017” be […]

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Religious freedom in Tibet discussed at Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of US Congress

July 14, 2017 9:14 pm0 comments
Religious freedom in Tibet discussed at Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of US Congress

(TibetanReview.net, Jul14, 2017) – A hearing on the state of religious freedom in Chinese ruled Tibet was held on Jul 12 in the US Congress under the aegis of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. The day marked the 2nd death anniversary of Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a prominent religious […]

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US Senator Slams Chinese gov’t paper for threatening UC San Diego, Chancellor over Dalai Lama invite

June 26, 2017 3:29 am0 comments
US Senator Slams Chinese gov’t paper for threatening UC San Diego, Chancellor over Dalai Lama invite

(TibetanReview.net, Jun24, 2017) – A senior US senator has on Jun 22 criticized the Chinese government mouthpiece Global Times newspaper for a recent editorial which threatened the University of California San Diego and its Chancellor Pradeep Khosla for having invited the Dalai Lama to deliver the commencement address on Jun […]

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European Parliament’s rights body reiterates Tibet dialogue call

June 24, 2017 1:57 am0 comments
European Parliament’s rights body reiterates Tibet dialogue call

(TibetanReview.net, Jun23, 2017) – Following the European Union’s failure to come out with a statement on China’s human rights record at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council meet in Geneva, the European Parliament has issued a press statement Jun 22, making it clear that the issue continues to be of […]

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Thirty-seven lawmakers ask President Trump to expedite appointment of Tibet coordinator

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Thirty-seven lawmakers ask President Trump to expedite appointment of Tibet coordinator

(TibetanReview.net, Jun23, 2017) – Thirty-seven members of the US Congress have on Jun 21 written a joint letter to President Donald Trump, seeking the earliest possible appointment of a Special Coordinator on Tibetan Issues at the State Department, a position mandated by the Tibet Policy Act of 2002. They have […]

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Canada urged to step up pressure on China to help solve Tibet issue

June 14, 2017 11:40 pm0 comments
Canada urged to step up pressure on China to help solve Tibet issue

(TibetanReview.net, Jun14, 2017) – Addressing the Canadian parliament’s House of Commons on Jun 12, opposition Conservative Party member Mr Garnett Genuis called for a concrete and precise motion in the House to address the serious and deteriorating human rights situation in Chinese ruled Tibet. He particularly referred to China’s months-long […]

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Seminar in Swedish parliament building marks 50th anniversary of Tibet group

June 5, 2017 10:45 pm0 comments
Seminar in Swedish parliament building marks 50th anniversary of Tibet group

(TibetanReview.net, Jun03, 2017) – A seminar on Tibet was held in the Swedish Parliament building, the first of its kind at this venue, hosted by the recently formed Swedish Tibet Friendship Association in Swedish Parliament and supported by the Swedish Tibet Committee and the Tibetan Community, said a statement Jun […]

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