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November 2015: Round-up of Tibet-related news
Tibetan bottled water[1 December] A compilation of news from Tibet during November, plus international developments relating to Tibet, key statements and interviews. Includes state-sponsoerd religious repression, China's bottled water industry and a recommended short video on the erosion of Tibetan culture and language...
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Philippa Carrick: 14 years as CEO of Tibet Society
Philippa Carrcik[30 November] After serving 14 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Tibet Society, Philippa Carrick is stepping down. Philippa is to become the full-time CEO of Tibet Relief Fund as of 1 December. Tibet Society would like to thank Philippa for her years of service, dedication and hard work...
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US officials visit Lhasa as China presents false reality
US delegation in Lhasa[23 November] A US Congressional delegation visited Lhasa earlier this month. Delegates said the trip “revealed certain truths” but hoped it would help the resolution process. China attempted to present a false reality during the visit, by removing security personnel and forcing Tibetans to stage religious activities...
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China claims it has ‘no political prisoners’ during UN review
UNHRC logo[19 November] China’s record on torture has been condemned during a review process at the UN. Tibet activists presented evidence that torture remains endemic in Tibet. The Chinese delegation defended its record and even claimed there are “no cases of political prisoners” in China...
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Obituaries: Sue Lloyd-Roberts and Derek Bailey
Sue Lloyd Roberts & Derek Bailey[17 November] Sadly, the Tibet movement in the UK has lost two of its key supporters. BBC journalist and former Tibet Society council member Sue Lloyd-Roberts died on 13 October. Derek Bailey, founder of the Reigate and Redhill Tibet Support Group passed away on 8 September...
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"Fear is so much in evidence": BBC report from Tibet
BBC interviewing monks[5 November] The BBC went undercover to report from Kirti monastery in Ngaba in October, just as the Chinese President arrived in the UK. This rare report from inside Tibet found that "fear is so much in evidence" amongst Tibetans due to China's heavy crackdown... read moreWatch video I further BBC reports

October 2015: Round-up of Tibet-related news
Big Issue cover[5 November] A compilation of news from Tibet during October, plus international developments relating to Tibet, key statements and interviews. Includes arrests in Tibet, the Dalai Lama's interview with The Big Issue and British MPs condemning the government's policy over prioritising trade over human rights...
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Britain’s Great Kowtow to China: Report on State Visit
Protest on The Mall[30 October] The UK government failed to publicly raise human rights during Xi Jinping’s State Visit to the UK. However, Tibet protestors ensured it remained on the media’s agenda despite the lavish ceremonies and efforts to silence demonstrators...
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Charges dropped against Tibet protestors
[29 October] The police dropped all charges against the three protestors arrested during the Chinese President's State Visit to the UK. The three had been arrested for peacefully protesting and had their homes raided whilst they were in custody.

MPs raise questions in Parliament over arrest of Tibet protestors
Shao Jiang protest[27 October] The arrest of the three peaceful protestors during Xi Jinping’s State Visit was raised in parliament yesterday. The Policing Minister refused to comment on the matter, but then came under increasing pressure as MPs lined up to criticise the decision to arrest the protestors... watch debate I read more

Two Tibetans arrested during Xi Jinping UK visit; homes raided
Sonam's arrest[23 October] Two Tibetans and a Chinese dissident were arrested for peacefully protesting during the Chinese President's State Visit. Before their release on bail, their homes were raided by police and computers confiscated. Tibet Society calls for all charges to be dropped immediately... read Tibet Society's statementread more

Join the protestsJoin the protests during Xi Jinping's State Visit
UPDATE: The Chinese President's State Visit to the UK takes place 20-23 October. Today, Xi Jinping is in Manchester. The key protest on Friday 23 October is at 12 noon outside the Manchester Town Hall...
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'Stateless Lunch' highlights China's human rights abuses
Stateless Lunch[19 October] Tibet Society organised a ‘Stateless Lunch’ at the UK Parliament on the eve of Xi Jinping’s State Visit to the UK, at which Tibetan, Uyghur and Chinese activists sent a clear message to Prime Minister Cameron and the UK government to publicly speak out for those oppressed by the Chinese regime...
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MPs call on Cameron to publicly raise human rights with Xi Jinping
HoC logo[19 October] On the eve of the Chinese President's State Visit, sixteen MPs and Lords have sent an open letter to David Cameron asking him to "express British values" and "send a clear and public message" to Xi Jinping that China's "violations of basic human rights are unacceptable"... read letter

Human Rights Defenders to speak at Parliament prior to State Visit
Tibet Society logo[14 October] A ‘Stateless Lunch’, organised by Tibet Society, is to be held at Parliament on 19 October, the day before the Xi Jinping's State Visit begins. The media event will honour Tibetan, Uyghur and Chinese human rights defenders who have been imprisoned and intimidated by the Chinese government... read press advisory

ACTION: Urge Cameron to speak out on Tibet during State Visit
Cameron & Xi in Beijing, Dece 2013[1 October] During Xi Jinping's upcoming State Visit, Cameron and the UK government have an opportunity to show there is more to UK-China relations than trade. It is time for the PM to show his morals and speak out for the oppressed people of Tibet and China...
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Chinese President's UK State Visit confirmed: 20-23 October
Xi Jinping[30 September] UPDATE: Xi Jinping's State Visit to the UK has been confirmed. The four-day visit will start on 20 October. Xi will stay at Buckingham Palace and is expected to meet David Cameron, MPs and business leaders. Actions and campaigns are being planned by Tibet Society, along with UK-based Tibet groups... read more

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