Nepal Bars Tibetan Uprising Day Commemoration Yet Again, Gu-Chu-Sum Absent from Co-organising Protest March for Second Year

DHARAMSALA, 10 March: Nepal has yet again denied permission for Tibetans to commemorate the Tibetan National Uprising Day, with the Tibetan Refugee Welfare Office calling on Tibetans to conduct prayers and ritual activities at home as usual. Meanwhile, the Gu-Chu-Sum Movement of Tibet, an organisation of former political prisoners of Tibet, has abstained for the second year in a row from co-organising a peace march from the main temple in McLeod Ganj to Kacheri in lower Dharamsala to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day with major NGOs based here in the exile headquarters of the Tibetan people.

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CTA holds Prayer Service in memory of peaceful demonstrators of 1987-1989 Pan-Uprising in Tibet

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 8 March: The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) held a prayer service today in memory of the bravery and sacrifices made by Tibetans who rose up between 1987 and 1989 in protest against the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) colonial rule in Tibet at Tsuglag-Khang, the main temple in McLeod Ganj.

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Drichu Dam Protest: CTA President Condemns Chinese Crackdown on Tibetan Protesters, Urges Immediate Release of Detained Tibetans

By Tsering Choephel
DHARAMSALA, 8 March: The President of the Tibetan government in exile, commonly referred to as the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), Penpa Tsering, condemned the brutal crackdown by Chinese authorities on peaceful Tibetan protesters in Derge. He called for the immediate release of all Tibetans currently held under arrest, tibet.net, the official website of the CTA reported on Thursday.

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Nepal’s Coalition Government Collapses Amid Accusations of Chinese Influence

By Tsering Choephel
DHARAMSALA, 6 March: The ruling coalition government of Nepal, comprising the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) and Nepali Congress (NC), collapsed on Monday, with Prachanda of the Maoist Centre joining hands with the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) to form a new government, signalling influence and victory for Beijing, according to several online reports.

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Tibet Ranked ‘Least Free Place’ Once Again in Latest Freedom Index Report

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 2 March: Tibet, the country under the occupation of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is listed as “the least free place” in the world once again, scoring zero, the worst in eight years, in the watchdog group Freedom House’s latest global freedom index report released on 29 February.

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HRW Urges China: Release Detained Tibetans Amid Brutal Crackdown

DHARAMSALA, 29 Feb: The Human Rights Watch (HRW), a global rights watchdog, declared on Wednesday that Chinese authorities are particularly “brutal” in their response to protests by “Tibetans and other ethnic groups”, calling for the immediate release of hundreds of Tibetan monks and villagers who were detained for peacefully protesting the construction of a hydroelectric dam in Derge in Kham, Eastern Tibet, on the Dri Chu River.

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Amid Crackdown on Derge Dam Protest, China’s Leading Mining Company Gets Go-Ahead for Copper Mining Expansion in Tibet

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 28 Feb: Amid China’s brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters in Derge, Tibet, mass arrests of Tibetans who staged peaceful protests against China’s hydroelectric dam project on the Drichu River, and the impending forced relocation, Beijing has now reportedly granted approval to Zijin Mining, a leading Chinese mining company, to proceed with its planned second-phase expansion of the Julong copper project. The mining site is located at the eastern lower mountain near the sacred Mount Kailash.

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9th International Tibet Support Conference Concludes in Brussels

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 26 Feb: The 9th International Conference of Tibet Support Group (TSG) concluded its three-day session held in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, on 25 February. Organised by the Tibet Interest Group from the European Parliament in partnership with the Belgium-based International Campaign for Tibet and facilitated by the Office of Tibet-Brussels and the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), over 170 members of TSG from 44 countries as well as heads of CTA attended the conference.

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