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EU Raises Serious Human Rights Concerns at the 39th Human Rights Dialogue With China. Civil Society Organizations Call for Suspension of the Dialogue

The EU and China held the 39th session of joint Human Rights Dialogue in Chongqing on June 16, 2024. The meeting was preceded by a side visit to Tibet from June 13-15.  A press statement released after the meeting...

G7 Leaders Express Concern on Human Rights Situation in China

The 50th G7 Summit was held from June 13-15, 2024 at Borgo Egnazia in the city of Fasano in Apulia, Italy on June 13-15, 2024. The event brought together the Leaders of the seven member States, as well as...

U.S. Congress Passes Bipartisan Legislation Promoting Peaceful Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute.

The U.S. Congress passed their bipartisan bill to enhance U.S. support for Tibet and promote dialogue between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Dalai Lama toward a peaceful resolution of the long-standing dispute between Tibet and China....

The World Remembers Tiananmen Massacre on Its 35th Anniversary. Massive Censorship of the Anniversary in China and Hong Kong

June 4, 2024: China Digital Times (CDT) reports that the 35th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre was “massively censored within mainland China and Hong Kong.” The CDT article details the extent of censorship on one of the most sensitive...

Hundreds of Thousands Rural Villagers and Herders Forcibly Relocated in Tibet and in Violation of International Law, Says Human Rights Watch

(Human Rights Watch): Chinese government officials are systematically using extreme forms of pressure to coerce rural Tibetans to relocate their long-established villages, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Since 2016, officials in the Tibet Autonomous Region...

China Exporting Digital Authoritarianism Across the Indo-Pacific

May 1, 2024: ARTICLE 19, an international human rights organization based in England, published a report titled The Digital Silk Road: China and the rise of digital repression in the Indo-Pacific which examines China’s digital infrastructure and governance influence...

Congressional- Executive Commission on China Releases 2023 Annual Report

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) released the Commission’s 2023 Annual Report on human rights conditions and rule of law developments in China. The US Congress created the CECC in 2000 to monitor China’s compliance with international human rights...

Tim Loughton, British MP, Detained and Deported From Djibouti Over Criticism of China

Tim Loughton, a sitting MP of Britain’s Conservative Party and former UK government minister, told international media that he was detained for more than seven hours and barred from entry to Djibouti. Loughton, who has been the Conservative MP...

Tibetans Celebrate the 35th Birthday of the 11th Panchen Lama

The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) held a celebration to mark the 35th birthday of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama in Dharamsala, India. Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was born on April 25, 1989 in Lhari Dzong in the Nagchu...

Asia Freedom Institute Publishes “The Next Dalai Lama. Collected Statements, Writings and Documents”

March 8, 2024: The Asia Freedom Institute published a document titled The Next Dalai Lama. Collected Statements, Writings and Documents. The 139-page document is a comprehensive collection of statements made by the Dalai Lama, Tibetan religious leaders, the Central...

Freedom House Freedom in the World 2024 Report Finds China is Pursuing an Aggressive Policy of Altering the Demographics in East Turkistan, Southern M...

Freedom House released its Freedom in the World 2024 report on February 29. There are 210 countries and territories ranked according to people’s access to political rights and civil liberties. China with a total score of 9/100 received a...

Mass Arrests of Tibetans Protesting Against Hydropower Station in Dege, Tibet

Large and unprecedented protests erupted in Dege (Ch. Gengqing) in the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The Dege area is part of Kham and historical Tibet, but the Chinese government incorporated it into Sichuan province.  Tibetans living in Wangbuding township...

US House of Representatives Passes Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute Act

The US House of Representatives passed H.R.533 – Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Conflict Act on February 15, 2024. The legislation sponsored by Rep. James McGoven and introduced on January 26, 2023 passed with 392 yea votes, 28...

Report Highlights Chinese Transnational Repression Against Tibetans in Exile

The Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) published a report titled “Chinese Transnational Repression of Tibetan Diaspora Communities.”  This is the first report of its kind on the issue of the Chinese government’s transnational repression against the...

China’s Human Rights Record Comes Under Public Scrutiny

The human rights record of China was examined by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the fourth time on January 23, 2024 in a meeting in Geneva. The first, second and third...

Germany’s New China Strategy Calls China a “Systemic Rival” and Reiterates Support for Human Rights

Germany released its long-awaited China Strategy Paper on July 13, 2024. The 64-page document states that China’s economic strategy is “making international production chains more dependent on China” and its foreign policy is “attempting in various ways to reshape...

“Freedom of Speech is the Manifestation and Validation of Life. Without it, Life Ceases to be Life,” says Ai Weiwei

China Change, a US nonprofit founded by Chinese nationals, interviewed Ai Weiwei, the Chinese contemporary artist, documentarian and activist in May 2023 in Portugal and published the interview in three parts on its website in late June and early...

UK Parliament Report Says China Engaged in a “whole of state” Assault on the UK

The Intelligence and Security Committee of the UK Parliament, a statutory committee of the Parliament that has responsibility for oversight of the UK Intelligence Community, presented a detailed intelligence threat from China to the UK to Parliament on July...

A New Report Reveals China’s Expanding its Use of Exit Bans. Tibetans, Uyghurs and Human Rights Defenders Targeted.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been expanding the use of exit bans and targeting everyone from human rights defenders to foreign journalists according to a new report from Safeguard Defenders. An Exit Ban is a state-initiated ban on...

Human Rights Organizations Draw Attention on China’s Crackdown on Human Rights Lawyers.

Over 60 human rights organizations, bar associations, scholars and Chinese human rights activists marked China Human Rights Lawyers Day on July 10 by remembering the Chinese government’s roundup of over 300 human rights lawyers and legal assistants in the...

Hong Kong Offers Bounties on Overseas Dissidents in the Latest and Most Brazen Example of China’s Transnational Repression

Hong Kong police on July 3 offered a reward of up to 1 million Hong Kong dollars (US$128,000) for information that would bring about the arrest of prominent democracy activists residing overseas in the latest and most brazen example...

China to Roll Out a New “Patriotic Education Law” Which Will Apply to Overseas Chinese, Hong Kong and Taiwan

A draft patriotic education law was submitted to the standing committee of the China People’s Congress (NPC) for its first reading on June 26, 2023. The NPC is the highest legislative body in China.  The law will apply not...