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A residential school system in China is stripping Tibetan children of their language and culture, report claims
December 8, 2021December 18, 2021
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A residential school system in China is stripping Tibetan children of their language and culture, report claims

Article Original link : https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-a-residential-school-system-in-china-is-stripping-tibetan-children-of/Author: https://twitter.com/jgriffiths Almost 80 per cent of Tibetan children in China have been placed in a vast system of government-run boarding schools, where they are cut off from their families, languages and traditional culture, according to an analysis of official data by researchers at Tibet Action Institute. The U.S.-based NGO found more...

Biden orders U.S. diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
December 7, 2021December 8, 2021
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Biden orders U.S. diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

The Globe and Mail: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/olympics/article-us-plans-diplomatic-boycott-of-olympics-china-threatens-to-retaliate/ U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing to protest the Chinese government’s repression of Uyghurs, and Canada is considering following suit. White House press secretary Jennifer Psaki announced Monday that U.S. officials will not attend the Olympics in February of next...

Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics
September 9, 2021September 13, 2021
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Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics

AP original link: https://news.yahoo.com/broadcasters-urged-cancel-plans-cover-032601769.html?guccounter=1 TOKYO (AP) — Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on Feb. 4. The request comes in an open letter from rights groups representing minorities...

The Straw Man of Tibet-Xinjiang Equivalence: A Response
June 3, 2021August 2, 2021
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The Straw Man of Tibet-Xinjiang Equivalence: A Response

Original article: https://www.cfr.org/blog/straw-man-tibet-xinjiang-equivalence-response?utm_medium=social_share&utm_source=fb&fbclid=IwAR1wvQ-ZZzwJuFnq61ASQoCtP4sfRSjp5xf-t8AJPWxp-GDaoPbzNUshvEE Tenzin Dorjee is a Senior Researcher and Strategist at the Tibet Action Institute and a PhD candidate at Columbia University. In a post published on the Council on Foreign Relations’ Asia Unbound blog on March 29, Tibetologist Robert Barnett admonishes what he sees as the blurring of lines between advocacy and scholarship in the discourse on...

Full-blown boycott pushed for 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing
May 17, 2021October 15, 2021
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Full-blown boycott pushed for 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

ESPN (Associated Press): https://www.espn.co.uk/olympics/story/_/id/31459936/full-blown-boycott-pushed-2022-winter-olympics-beijing Groups alleging human rights abuses against minorities in China are calling for a full-blown boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, a move likely to ratchet up pressure on the International Olympic Committee, athletes, sponsors and sports federations. A coalition representing Uyghurs, Tibetans, residents of Hong Kong and others issued a...

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