Friday, May 17, 2013

Week Ending May 17, 2013

International Tibet Network News Digest & Analysis: 17 May 2013

Self-Immolations, Protests, and Restrictions in Tibet
Chinese Police Expel Tibetans From Disputed Land - RFA
15 May | Chinese security forces in Gansu province forced a group of Tibetans last week off of land they said they had bought, beating some and detaining 15 as local authorities asserted government control of the property, Tibetan sources said.

Chinese Police Beat Monk to Death Over Banned Cassettes - RFA
14 May | Kardo, formerly of the Champa Ling monastery in Chamdo prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region, was taken into custody on April 21 at his home in Dzogang county by county police after two cassette tape recordings of the Dalai Lama were found in his possession.

2012 Annual Report (PDF) - Dui Hua
17 May | Dui Hua has published a new report that estimates more than a quarter of the 5,000 “active” political prisoners are Tibetan activists.

‘Weakness of the Oppressor’ - ICT
13 May | TCHRD received a Chinese armed forces manual containing issues regarding the psychological and moral issues arising from stability maintenance work in Tibetan areas.

Their Last Words - Burning Tibet
13 May | Tibetan writer Bhuchung D. Sonam has translated several of the last messages of Tibetans who have self-immolated.

Opinion and Analysis
The Tibet Test - European Voice
16 May | Edward Lucas writes about how Western countries should work together to resist economic bullying from China.

The Dalai Lama’s Self-Immolation Dilemma - CFR
13 May | Yanzhong Huang explores the roles of the Dalai Lama and international supporters in the discourse of recent self-immolations.

Incivilities (Postscript) - Rangzen Alliance
13 May | Elliott Sperling added a postscript to his opinion piece from 8 May.

Must We Love The Party - Phayul
13 May | Bhuchung D. Sonam writes on Lobsang Sangay’s recent comments in Washington, DC regarding the Communist regime in China and Tibetan plans for autonomy.