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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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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Nomads at the Frontline: Video Reveals Ladakhis Clashing with PLA on Disputed Border

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 1 Feb: A video widely circulating on social media shows Ladakhi nomads in a confrontation with several Chinese armies equipped with armoured vehicles. According to media reports, the incident occurred on January 2 in the Kakjung area of the Nyoma constituency, adjacent to the Chushul Valley in Ladakh close to China-occupied Tibet near the long-contested border between India and China— known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

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Tibet Campaigners on China’s UPR 2024

DHARAMSALA, 1 Feb: At the third meeting of the 45th Session of the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), 20 countries, such as Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the US, expressed concern about China’s human rights violations in Tibet. They put forward 20 recommendations for China to improve its actions, such as allowing unfettered access to Tibet, releasing arbitrarily detained Tibetans, respecting the religious and cultural rights of Tibetans, and calling for the immediate abolition of colonel boarding schools in Tibet. 

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Tibetan Rights Groups Gear Up For Greater Scrutiny Ahead of China’s 4th UPR at UN

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA 18 Jan: Tibetan rights groups anticipate that UN member states will engage in greater scrutiny of China’s human rights violations and adopt strong language on Tibet during the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group, scheduled to be held in Geneva from 22 January to 2 February 2024.

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Thermo Fisher Halts DNA Kit Sales in Tibet, Rights Groups Celebrate Campaign Victory

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 4 Jan: Thermo Fisher Scientific, the US-based biotechnology company, announced discontinuing its sales of DNA collection kits to Chinese authorities in Tibet following rigorous campaigns from rights groups and pressure from the US Congress, as reported by axios.com Wednesday.

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