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High-level Congressional delegation meets Dalai Lama, vows unwavering support for Tibet

June 19, 2024 “The Chinese Communist Party continues to threaten the freedom of the Tibetan people, and they have even attempted to insert themselves into the succession of the Dalai Lama, but we will not let that happen.” These...

EU delegation’s visit to Tibet underscores concerns about human rights situation

June 18, 2024 A delegation of the European External Action Service (EEAS) undertook a rare side visit to the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region from 13-15 June as part of the 39th EU-China Human Rights Dialogue. The post EU delegation’s...

US Congress passes Resolve Tibet Act

June 12, 2024 In a second vote, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Resolve Tibet Act today, June 12, 2024. It now goes to the White House for President Biden’s signature. The post US Congress...

More than 100 European election candidates pledge support to Tibet

June 11, 2024 In a groundswell of support, over 100 candidates from 16 European Union countries committed to supporting the Tibetan people in the European Parliament ahead of the recent 2024 European elections, which took place in early June....

US report documents China’s extreme isolation of Tibet

June 10, 2024 A new State Department report says that Chinese security forces intimidated, monitored, and harassed Americans in Tibet – and that many diplomats, officials, journalists, and tourists were barred from entering Tibet at all. The post US...

Tibetan American Students to Engage in Advocacy and Leadership Programs in Washington, DC

June 3, 2024 The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) is proud to announce the start of two annual initiatives aimed at empowering the next generation of Tibetan American leaders. The Tibetan Youth Leadership Program (TYLP) and the Washington Internship...

HRW’s Maya Wang on Tibetan Relocation

Human Rights Watch's recent report on forced relocations in Tibet is the culmination of years of meticulous research and analysis, drawing from over 1,000 official Chinese media sources and academic studies. In this episode of Tibet Talk, Maya Wang,...

New report: Beijing uses Chinese Buddhist group to assimilate and transform Tibetan Buddhism

May 29, 2024 Since President Xi Jinping’s announcement of his intent to Sinify the PRC’s religions in 2012, the main organization representing Buddhists in China is being used as a tool to implement the campaigns in Tibet. The post...

Buddhist Association of China takes a leading role in China’s attempts to control and forcibly reshape Tibetan Buddhism

BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION OF CHINA TAKES A LEADING ROLE IN CHINA’S ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL AND FORCIBLY RESHAPE TIBETAN BUDDHISM The Buddhist Association of China (BAC), a supposedly non-political organization, is becoming a key instrument in the Chinese Communist Party’s strategy...

Resolve Tibet Act unanimously passes Senate

May 23, 2024 The United States Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute Act today, May 23, 2024. The post Resolve Tibet Act unanimously passes Senate appeared first on International Campaign for Tibet.

CECC report highlights China’s restrictions in Tibet

May 13, 2024 A new report by a U.S. government commission found that China is violating international human rights standards by punishing Tibetans for expressing their religious beliefs, criticizing PRC policies, and sharing information online. The post CECC report...

Calls for freedom on Panchen Lama’s 35th birthday

May 3, 2024 As the Panchen Lama spent a milestone birthday in captivity last week, supporters around the globe called on China’s government to finally free the Tibetan Buddhist leader. The post Calls for freedom on Panchen Lama’s 35th...

US Commission highlights China’s growing ‘Sinicization’ of Tibetan Buddhism

May 2, 2024 The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom’s 2024 annual report, published May 1, highlights the deterioration of religious freedom in Tibet due to the Chinese government’s intensified suppression and “Sinicization” of Tibetan Buddhism. The post...

French president urged to put human rights, Tibet at heart of Xi Jinping talks

May 2, 2024 PARIS—Before Chinese President Xi Jinping's forthcoming visit to France, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organizations the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and the French Ligue des droits de l'Homme (LDH) are...

Derge protests put dams back on the agenda, highlight Tibet’s role in powering China

Two months ago, on Feb. 14, over 100 Tibetans gathered at the local government office in Derge (Chinese: Dege) county, Kardze (Ganzi) Tibet Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan to peacefully express their opposition to the planned Kamtok (Gangtuo) hydropower project...

As Panchen Lama turns 35, China must free him

April 25, 2024 Today, the Panchen Lama, one of the most important leaders in Tibetan Buddhism, turns 35. But given his continued detention by Chinese authorities since 1995, rather than being able to celebrate this milestone birthday with him,...

State Department reports show need to resolve Tibet

April 23, 2024 New reports from the US State Department identify a long list of Chinese government human rights abuses against the Tibetan people, underscoring the need to resolve Tibet’s status, the International Campaign for Tibet said today. The...

Blinken must raise Tibet, Panchen Lama on China trip

April 22, 2024 US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken must raise the “deteriorating” situation in Tibet both privately and publicly during his trip this week to China, the International Campaign for Tibet said today. The post Blinken must...

The Tibetan Sikyong (President) on Tibet Talks

Penpa Tsering is the Sikyong (President) of the Central Tibetan Administration. He is the democratically elected leader of Tibetans in exile. In this chat with ICT, Sikyong Tsering will discuss the role of the CTA, the importance of US...

Senate committee advances bill pushing Tibet-China negotiations

April 16, 2024 A bill to strengthen US efforts to get China back to the negotiating table with Tibetan leaders and combat China’s disinformation about Tibet can now move to the Senate floor after a key committee’s approval today....

‘Europe for Tibet’ election campaign launched in European Parliament

April 9, 2024 Today in Brussels, the campaign “Europe for Tibet” was launched during a meeting with members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The post ‘Europe for Tibet’ election campaign launched in European Parliament appeared first on International Campaign...

White paper addresses Himalayan water security challenges

April 8, 2024 A new white paper summarizing a panel at World Water Week 2023 in Stockholm is providing recommendations for China and other stakeholders to address water security in the region where Tibet is located. The post White...

US funding bill supports Tibetans, pushes back on China

March 29, 2024 The recently passed US government funding bill provides valuable financial support for the Tibetan people—and pushes back on China’s lies about Tibet and refusal to negotiate with Tibetan leaders. The post US funding bill supports Tibetans,...

Remembering David Breashears

March 26, 2024 The International Campaign for Tibet is mourning the loss of David Breashears, a history-making mountaineer and Emmy-winning filmmaker who used his special talents to shine a spotlight on Tibet. The post Remembering David Breashears appeared first...

Events showcase 65 years of Tibetan resistance and resilience

March 20, 2024 The Tibetan cause was supposed to disappear 65 years ago. But you wouldn’t know it seeing the vivid support for Tibet in Washington, DC and cities around the globe last week. To mark the 65th anniversary...

House resolution supports Tibetan self-determination, protestors

March 12, 2024 A new bipartisan House resolution will condemn China’s recent mass arrest of peaceful Tibetan protestors and reaffirm House support for Tibetan self-determination following the 65th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising. The post House resolution supports...