US, UK Issue Indictments, Sanctions Chinese Hacker; China Denies Accusations

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA 27 March: The US and the UK have filed charges and imposed sanctions on Beijing’s covertly-run cyber espionage hacking group, nicknamed Advanced Persistent Threat 31 (APT31), on Monday. The espionage campaign allegedly targeted millions of people, including lawmakers, academics, journalists, and companies, including defence contractors, as reported by Reuters on 25 March.

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TCHRD calls for immediate release of Tibetan Singer Gegjom, Urges China to Respect Human Rights

DHARAMSALA, 26 March: The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy(TCHRD) has called for the immediate release of Tibetan singer Gegjom from China’s unjust detention. The Dharamsala-based rights group has expressed deep concern about Gegjom’s safety, citing the routine mistreatment of Tibetan detainees in undisclosed facilities without access to legal processe

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China Criticises US Recognition of Arunachal Pradesh; India Bolsters Border Defence

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 22 March: China has criticised the US for declaring India’s sovereignty over Arunachal Pradesh and the US’ opposition to “any unilateral attempts (by China) to advance territorial claims by incursions or encroachment, military or civilian, across the Line of Actual Control (LAC),” as stated in response to a question during the State Department’s press briefing on Wednesday.

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TCHRD’s Annual Report 2023: China Continues Escalation of Crackdown on Tibetans in Tibet

By Tsering Choephel
DHARAMSALA, 20 March: The deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet continued throughout the last year, with China escalating its crackdown on Tibetans’ freedom of expression, religion, and belief, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) declared in its 2023 Annual Report on the “Human Rights Situation in Tibet.” Presiding over the release this morning at their office in Dharamsala were Tenzin Dawa, TCHRD executive director, Phurbu Dolma, legal officer, and researcher Ngawang Lungtok.

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China’s Intensifying Crackdown On Freedom: Li Ying, His Followers and Transnational Repression

By Tsering Choephel
DHARAMSALA, 19 March: Li Ying, a Chinese artist-turned-dissident in Italy’s followers on X(formerly Twitter) who are living in China are being tracked and threatened by Chinese police, signifying Beijing’s widening crackdown on foreign social media sites, CNN reported on Monday.

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US Special Coordinator for Tibet Condemns Beijing’s ‘Sinicization’ Policies in Tibet

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 16 March: At the “Assessing the PRC’s Assimilation Policies in Tibet” event, Uzra Zeya, the United States Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, condemned Beijing’s ‘Sinicization’ policies in Tibet. The event, hosted by the University of Ottawa and Canada Tibet Committee on 12 March, irked Chinese authorities, with a spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Canada calling it hyping up Tibet-related issues and spreading lies about Tibet, as stated on their official website on 14 March.

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