REPORTS

View our major reports from inside Tibet

May 30, 2019|

DAMMING TIBET'S RIVERS: NEW THREATS TO TIBETAN AREA UNDER UNESCO PROTECTION

The Chinese government plans to construct large hydropower stations in Tibetan areas, likely to have a negative impact on the environment and to lead to the relocation of thousands of local people.

October 3, 2018|

CHINA'S CONTROL STATE IN LHASA: THE BLACK BOX OF TIBET’S PRISON SYSTEM

Satellite images show how China has remade Tibet’s capital as a hub of hyper-security while increasing tourism at the same time.

June 25, 2018|

DESTRUCTION, COMMERCIALIZATION, FAKE REPLICAS: UNESCO MUST PROTECT TIBETAN CULTURAL HERITAGE

ICT says UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee should require China to adopt an authentic conservation approach for Tibet’s capital.

May 7, 2018|

ACCESS DENIED: CHINA’S ENFORCED ISOLATION OF TIBET AND THE CASE FOR RECIPROCITY

The case is made for world governments to demand unfettered access to Tibet in order to implement the principle of reciprocity among nations and end China’s isolation of Tibetans.

June 29, 2017|

NOMADS IN 'NO MAN’S LAND': CHINA’S NOMINATION FOR UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE RISKS IMPERILING TIBETANS AND WILDLIFE

UNESCO World Heritage status for a vast area of Tibet would threaten the nomads, wildlife and landscapes there.

March 13, 2017|

SHADOW OF DUST ACROSS THE SUN: HOW TOURISM IS USED TO COUNTER TIBETAN CULTURAL RESILIENCE

China uses Tibetan Buddhism to drive up tourism at the same time that it forces monks and nuns out of their monasteries.

November 15, 2016|

CHINA'S NEW COUNTER-TERRORISM LAW: IMPLICATIONS AND DANGERS FOR TIBETANS AND UYGHURS

The sweeping measures are focused less on preventing terror and more on eliminating dissent against the Chinese Communist Party.

December 8, 2015|

BLUE GOLD FROM THE HIGHEST PLATEAU: TIBET’S WATER AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

A roadmap is provided for preserving the vital environment of the Tibetan plateau and pushing back against China’s massive water grab.

July 13, 2015|

“A POLICY ALIENATING TIBETANS”: THE DENIAL OF PASSPORTS TO TIBETANS AS CHINA INTENSIFIES CONTROL

China is denying Tibetans the ability to travel abroad and even to move around inside Tibet, discriminating against them in their own land.

June 14, 2015|

“THE TEETH OF THE STORM”: LACK OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND CULTURAL RESILIENCE IN TIBET

Read the stories of young Tibetan artists and intellectuals who have been imprisoned and tortured for expressing their views.

February 26, 2015|

TORTURE AND IMPUNITY: 29 CASES OF TIBETAN POLITICAL PRISONERS

Fourteen died as a result of torture while in custody. The other 15 survived but are still suffering from their time in prison.

July 31, 2014|

“ACTS OF SIGNIFICANT EVIL”: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF TIBETAN SELF-IMMOLATIONS

The Chinese government has responded to self-immolations by punishing self-immolators’ families, friends and communities through forms of collective punishment that recall the worst regimes of the last century.

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