SUBMISSION TO THE UK FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE INQUIRY INTO AUTOCRACIES AND UK FOREIGN POLICY

26 March 2019

This submission was prepared for the Foreign Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the policies of the UK Government towards autocratic states. In the first section of the submission, the International Campaign for Tibet and Tibet Society UK explore some of the ways in which the Chinese authorities are using technologies to assist with repression inside Tibet and what the UK government can do to hinder this development, including by securing access to Tibet. The second section focuses on the ways in which the Chinese government is attempting to interfere in the domestic affairs of the United Kingdom. It does this by preventing British diplomats, journalists or citizens from freely entering Tibet, but Chinese delegations, state media and tourists are able to travel without obstruction in the UK. The submission also…

MISSING FOR OVER 20 YEARS

17 May 2018

On 14 May 1995 Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama, one of Tibet’s most important religious leaders. Days later, on 17 May, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his family disappeared, and a number of Tibetans associated with the search for the 11th Panchen Lama were arrested and sentenced, accused of leaking information to the Dalai Lama…

Joint Submission by Tibet Advocacy Coalition and International Tibet Network Member Groups on China’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review 2018

29 March 2018

Preparation and co-authoring of this report has been coordinated by Tibet Advocacy Coalition, a partnership of Tibet Groups working together to engage UN mechanisms, along with 167 International Tibet Network Member Groups from over 50 countries.

XiJinping FiveYearsofFailureInTibetXI JINPING: FIVE YEARS OF FAILURE IN TIBET

12 October 2017

In the five years following China’s once-a-decade leadership change in 20121, Xi Jinping has become more powerful than any of China’s leaders of the last 25 years, and looks set to further consolidate this power at the 19th Party Congress of October 2017.

Xi’s leadership has been characterised by a wholesale effort to silence dissent across a range of issues, not least relating to China’s continued occupation of restive Tibet. Human rights experts widely agree that the situation in Tibet and across China has sharply deteriorated since 2012, perhaps illustrated most starkly by the deaths in custody of highly prominent human rights defenders; the Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo, and Tibetan buddhist leader Tenzin Delek Rinpoche…

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