Friday, May 3, 2013

Week Ending May 3, 2013

Self-Immolations, Protests, and Restrictions in Tibet
2013 Annual Report on Religious Freedom - USCIRF
30 April | A new report has placed China among the “most egregious violators” of religious freedom in the world and has found that religious freedom conditions in Tibet are “worse now than at any time over the past decade.”

Lessons Learned From a Tibet Campaign Win - Australia Tibet Council
30 April | Kyinzom Dhongdue shares 5 practical tips on campaigning gained from the recent victory in Australia wherein University of Sydney reversed their decision and allowed the Dalai Lama to give a talk on campus.

The Tibetan Version of ‘Forbidden Memory: Tibet During The Cultural Revolution’ is Now Available For Download Free of Charge - High Peaks Pure Earth
30 April | Woser’s book is available for free download and wide sharing in Tibetan language.

Opinion and Analysis
Salman Rushdie on Chinese Censorship - The Atlantic
2 May | Salman Rushdie discusses freedom of expression, the PRC, and how literature can thrive under repressive governments.

Xi’s War Drums - Foreign Policy
29 April | Xi Jinping consolidates his powers through the Chinese military; US forces ready for a naval war threat from China.

Did China Cover Up A Mining Disaster? - Asia Sentinel
23 April | The Gyama mining collapse was ruled a natural disaster by Chinese authorities, but satellite images and geology specialists around the world tell a different story.

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