Dharamshala: - The military-dominated regime of China has, for decades, occupied and oppressed Tibetans and its own people. Major cities and counties of Tibet, east to central Tibet has become more like prisons. China's iron-fisted policy has turned Tibet into a virtual fortress.
Dharamshala: - Freedom of expression and transparency are essential parts of a healthy democracy. In China and Tibet people cannot exercise their right to vote effectively or take part in public decision-making if they do not have free access to information and ideas and are not able to express their views freely.
Dharamshala: - In recent years the international community – including the United Nations, European Union, and the US government – has failed to clearly and forcefully raise the issue of human rights during visits to China. This significant issue consistently goes unmentioned in bilateral talks, despite severe human rights violations in Tibet, Eastern Turkestan, and China.
Beijing: – The international community is in unanimous agreement: terrorism is bad. But what is "terrorism"? Global actors like the United Nations have yet to set a strict definition, which has allowedChinato blur lines, particularly in using anti-terror rhetoric to "justify" human rights violations against Tibetans.