China rejects UN recommendations on Tibetan rights

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(, Mar20, 2014) After having promised full compliance with the UN human rights treaties and cooperation with its mechanisms only late last year in order to win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council at Geneva, China has now rejected almost all the recommendations to address or improve the […]

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UN rights experts report on their communications to China on Tibet

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(, Mar06, 2014) – Independent human rights experts working as Special Rapporteurs to the UN under its Special Procedures have on Feb 24 released a joint report compiling a series of communications they had sent to the government of the People’s Republic of China, expressing serious concern over the human […]

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WHO politics deny exile Tibetan hospital prize for its TB control success

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(, Nov29, 2013) An exile Tibetan hospital at Dharamsala, India, has been chosen for a prestigious honor for making major contributions to the fight against TB but won’t get the prize because Margaret Chan, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), would not sign the approval. Chan, a Hong […]

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China’s internet control especially severe on Tibetans, Uighurs

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(, Jul27, 2013) – Internet control in China has become even more sophisticated and pervasive under the country’s new leadership which assumed government power in March this year and is especially intrusive over ethnic minorities like Tibetans and Uighurs, said Washington-based rights group Freedom House in a new report Jul […]

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Global rights NGO congress urges China to end Tibet tragedy

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(, Jun03, 2013) – Human rights organizations from across the world have called on China to address the current emergency situation in Tibet in their three-yearly congress held in the Turkish capital Istabul from May 22 to 27. The congress – the 38th Congress of the International Federation for Human […]

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Survey shows Tibet rights situation ‘Worst of the Worst’ along with N Korea

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(, Jan18, 2013) China-ruled Tibet Autonomous Region, the western half of ethnographic Tibet, was ranked “Worst of the Worst”, along with North Korea and eight other countries, in the US-based rights body Freedom House’s latest annual survey of political and civil rights which was released on Jan 16. China itself […]

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Tibet situation a matter of particular concern – EU to China

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(, Sep24, 2012) The European Union has said Sep 20 that China should deliver more progress on human rights while the situation in Tibet remains a matter of particular concern during the 15th EU-China summit held in Brussels on Sep 20. While China had made tremendous progress by lifting hundreds […]

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UN questions China’s forced eviction of Tibetans from their nomadic land

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(, May11, 2014) The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) on May 8 asked China pointed questions on three issues concerning its eviction of Tibetan nomads from their ancestral land. During its eight-hour review of performance on these issues, the committee questioned China on the forced resettlement […]

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Czech government to follow China on Tibet issue

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(, May01, 2014) Czech Foreign Minister Mr Lubomír Zaorálek and his Chinese counterpart Mr Wang Yi on Apr 29 signed a joint statement in Beijing, calling Tibet an inseparable part of China and stating the Czech Republic does not support the occupied Himalayan territory’s independence in any form, reported […]

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China positive about Norway’s Dalai Lama rectification

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(, Apr30, 2014) – Shunned by China after the Nobel Committee awarded the 2010 peace prize on jailed democracy activist Liu Xiaobo, Norway may have snaked its way back into the good book of China by deciding to ignore the visiting 1989 peace Prize winner, the Dalai Lama. China has […]

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