Chinese authorities in Tibet have set up a region-wide network of boarding schools for Tibetan children, separating them from their parents and homes in a bid to reduce their contact with their native language and culture, a new report by a Tibetan rights group says.
Go Sherab Gyatso, a 46-year-old monk at Kirti monastery in Sichuan’s Ngaba (in Chinese, Aba) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, was taken into custody on unknown charges by State Security agents on Oct. 26, 2020 in Sichuan’s capital Chengdu.
A Chinese job-placement company transferred more than 3,000 Uyghur workers, including girls as young as 16, from the Xinjiang region to factories in other parts of China this year and plans to send thousands more in early 2022, an RFA investigation has shown.
Mamattohti Imin says he paid U.S. $31,300 to construct the park in Lengger township, Toqquzaq county (in Chinese, Tuokezhake), in the troubled western region of China, where government authorities have pushed to wipe away Uyghur religious and cultural expression.
China’s campaign against ethnic Uyghurs extends well beyond its borders, according to a new report from a rights advocacy group that says Chinese agents have tracked, harassed and threatened members of the Muslim community in 22 countries.
“The scale of China’s transnational repression of Uyghurs
Tibetan school officials were forced to hastily demolish a school attached to Drago Monastery in Karze prefecture (Ganzi in Chinese) in western China’s Sichuan province last month, when Chinese authorities accused the temple of violating land use laws, a monk living in southern India told RFA’s Tibetan Service.
The newly appointed Chinese Communist Party (CCP) boss in Tibet, a hardline apparatchik under multiple international sanctions for severe human rights abuses in neighboring Xinjiang, is expected to apply to Tibet’s Buddhists the same harsh policies carried out against the Muslims in Xinjiang, Tibetans and experts said.
Chinese authorities are banning public discussion of a popular Tibetan religious teacher six years after his death in a Sichuan prison, removing him from official religious histories and shutting down an online chat group devoted to his memory, Tibetan sources say.
A Uyghur man living in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) was sent to an internment camp four years ago for the crime of speaking to relatives overseas, contradicting Chinese claims that Uyghur residents of the region are free to keep in touch with family members abroad.
Activist Shamsiye Hajibeg is the wife of Nurmemet Abdulmijit Turkistani, president of the East Turkestan Australian Association, a Uyghur advocacy group. It is believed that authorities in Xinjiang have placed dozens of members of Nurmemet’s family into camps, though little detailed information is known about their fate.
Authorities in a Tibetan-populated county of northwestern China’s Qinghai province have shut down a Tibetan-run private school, forcing some students to enroll in government schools but leaving others who have no families to fend for themselves, Tibetan sources say.
The Sengdruk Taktse School, located in Darlag (in Chinese, Dali) county