» 08/04/2015, 00.00
TIBET – CHINA
China’s Communist Party will pick the “next Dalai Lama, period!”
The party’s politburo met in Beijing chaired by President Xi Jinping to settle the “Tibetan question” once and for all. No unauthorised reincarnations will be allowed. China’s Communist government wants to interfere in purely religious matters, exploiting traditions that precede the People’s Republic by centuries. For Tibetan lawmaker, this “is ridiculous at best”.
20/05/2011 TIBET – CHINA
Chinese Communist Party fears religious freedom and democracy, says Tibetan leader
Samdhong Rinpoche, the former prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, slams China for its “continuous and repetitive insults against the Dalai Lama and our political system,” which “shows how scared Beijing is about democracy”.
23/01/2012 TIBET – CHINA
Buddhist monk dies from police torture
Geshi Tsultrim Gyatso, 51, dies after six months in detention in a Qinghai prison. Police does not deny occurrence but claims it is “not responsible” for his death outside of prison. Chinese repression in Tibet continues unabated.
30/01/2013 TIBET - INDIA - CHINA
Tibetan People's Solidarity Campaign launched in Dharamsala
Between 30 January and 2 February, a series of events and meetings will be held in New Delhi on Chinese repression in Tibet. The international community "must act now and condemn what is happening in this land," Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay said. Although he is opposed to self-immolations, he believes they are sign of Tibetans' desperation and determination.
19/07/2011 CINA – TIBET
As China arrests monk, praises Tibet’s “progress”, Dalai Lama dismisses “ridiculous” policies
A monk arrested for honouring the Dalai Lama’s birthday day with well-wishing white scarves disappears. Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping praises Tibet’s progress during a visit to Lhasa. He also pledges to “smash” the Dalai Lama. The latter calls the Communist regime’s religious policies as “ridiculous”. He also ends discussion over his succession. “It’s my business,” he says.
02/02/2016 16:47:00 TIBET – CHINA
Fearing protests, Beijing imposes a lockdown on Tibet
Chinese authorities ban foreign travellers from the autonomous region between 25 February to 30 March, a period Tibetans use to mark past popular uprising against Maoist forces, the Dalai Lama’s flight, and the protests against the Beijing Olympics. Restrictions are also imposed on local residents who cannot travel beyond ten kilometres from their place of residence.
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