Tibetans tell relatives abroad to not call them
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Chinese authorities have clamped down on Tibetans during Losar, celebrated on February 20-26 this year, with cellphone checks and raids in Lhasa, Xigatse and Chamdo, the sources said, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported. Before the holiday, authorities warned against holding events that could endanger national security and said they would take immediate action against them.
US Congress reintroduces Tibet-China conflict bill
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Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern (Democrat), Texas Representative Michael McCaul (Republican), Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley (Democrat), and Indiana Senator Todd Young (Republican), announced the reintroduction of the Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Conflict Act on Wednesday. The legislation was.
China imposes communications crackdown on Tibetans
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The communications clampdown in Drago county is the latest measure by Chinese authorities to bring locals to heel following the demolitions of huge Buddha statues in the area beginning 2021, as monks and local residents were forced to watch, sources in the region said, RFA reported.
Fresh evidence of destruction of religious heritage sites, mistreatment of Tibetans by China
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Among the religious sites and objects destroyed in Drago county were three colossal Buddha statues, a Buddhist school, a building housing with 45 giant prayer wheels, the home of a revered spiritual leader and Drago Monastery's prayer flags, which were removed and burned, the report by London-based Free Tibet says.
Tibetan monk sentenced to jail in China for campaign to stop killing and selling of animals
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Monlam Gyatso, a Tibetan monk, writer and teacher from Raktam village in Qinghai province's Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, had been held for more than a year in an undisclosed location before his sentencing in October earlier this year, sources said, RFA reported.
Tibetan video-sharing app to be shut down due to Chinese clampdown
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The GangYang app is a short-video social media platform that can be used to record videos, livestream and shop online. Chinese authorities granted permission for Tibetans living inside the far-western region to create a social media app in their own language, and GangYang was launched in about 2018 as a legally registered social media app.
China sends six Tibetan writers, activists to prison on security charges
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The six were sentenced in September in Sichuan's Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture after being held incommunicado for from one to two years following their arrests, a source living in exile said, RFA reported. "This was all done in complete secrecy," RFA's source, a former political prisoner living in Switzerland named Golog Jigme, said, citing contacts in the region.
Tibetans ask China to stop repression through Zero-Covid policy
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Presidents, Vice-Presidents and representatives of Tibetan communities across Europe assembled in Milan for the third General Meeting of the Tibetan communities. A resolution passed at the meeting expressed concern about the colonial-style boarding school system being implemented by the Chinese government in Tibet.
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