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Tibet Society is funded by donations. Support #VoteTibet2017 Please Donate Today http://www.tibetsociety.com/content/view/607/#donate 

Tibet Society has written to over 1000 #GE2017 candidates to #VoteTibet2017 Pls

Please consider supporting our work, this is a snap election in the UK so our need is urgent. We are campaigning with #VoteTibet2017 We are doing this with committed volunteers and asking supporters to contact their prospective candidates. This is real grassroots activism.

If we had more money we could communicate our message more and mobilise more supporters … we would love to experiment with some social media advertising. £10 could help us reach 3000 more people using adverts on twitter or facebook.

Please click on our link and Donate via paypal – Please support Tibet Society and help us to keep Tibet alive! if you can. Please take action and join our campaign, if you can support us with money that is great, but please do take this chance to support Tibet!

The 2016 Brexit vote means a significant change in the relationship of the UK to the Chinese government. Trade will be the priority, Tibet will not.

The challenge for Tibet Society is therefore to see that in the new Parliament of 2017, Tibetans are not forgotten as they struggle to protect their culture, religious freedom, and fragile environment.

VOTE TIBET 2017 #VoteTibet2017

Tibet Society is calling on our members and supporters in the UK to help us gather pledges from parliamentary candidates to support human rights for Tibetans in Tibet.
Ask your General Election candidates to pledge support for Tibet. This is our opportunity to build parliamentary support for Tibet.
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“I will use my position as an MP to support human rights for Tibetans in Tibet including the freedom to determine their own future.”
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Please sign Petition! Save Tibet’s Nomads’ Land: Kokoxili Urge #UNESCO World Heritage Committee to vote for #Tibet ‘s #Nomads Homeland

Please sign Petition! Save Tibet’s Nomads’ Land: Kokoxili https://actions.tibetnetwork.org/save-tibets-nomads-land-kokoxili-tibet-society

Approving Kokoxili as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, without a detailed survey of the impacts on Tibet’s nomadic people, would be tantamount to supporting China’s detrimental policies that remove Tibetan nomads from their traditional homelands, and give greater State control over Tibetans’ movements and lifestyle.TAKE ACTION: Urge UNESCO World Heritage Committee to vote for Tibet’s Nomads’ Land.

By taking Action you will be sending a urgent message to each of the 21 UNESCO World Heritage Committee Members.

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Note: Kokoxili is pronounced Kock-O-Shilly

Kokoxili, a vast area of Tibet the size of Denmark and the Netherlands combined, is a unique landscape filled with beautiful lakes and freshwater wetlands that supports a distinct biodiversity and – historically – thousands of Tibetan nomads.

China, the country that has illegally occupied Tibet for over six decades, has nominated Kokoxili (Chinese: Hoh xil) for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List, calling it a “No Man’s Land”. To some it may seem like a positive step to protect this fragile area, but history tells us that this is not China’s plan.

China’s nomination of Kokoxili denies the historic evidence of Tibetan nomads and ignores the essential part Tibetans have played in sustaining this landscape.

 

UNESCO’s 2017 Convention will take place in Krakow, Poland from 2 to 12 July.

On the agenda of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) is a nomination by China to inscribe a large area of Tibet known as Kokoxili (Chinese: Hoh Xil) in Tibet on to the World Heritage List.

The area of Kokoxili is in the middle of three major nature reserves that increasingly exclude traditional Tibetan land use such as nomadic herding, situate the State as the sole agency of control, and encourage mass tourism and industrial development.

There is justified concern about the Chinese government’s nomination of Tibet’s Kokoxili (Chinese: Hoh xil) to the World Heritage list.

Kokoxili is a vast land of lakes, wetlands and wildlife and it is vital that this area is protected, but the protection of this unique ecosystem must have the full involvement of the Tibetan people, and Tibetan nomads in particular. Tibetan nomads have stewarded this land for over 9,000 years and have built a deep understanding that is essential to  sustaining wildlife and maintaining healthy ecosystems and water resources that are relied upon across Asia.

China’s nomination has wrongly branded Kokoxili as a ‘no man’s land’ rather than a nomad’s land. A recent report by IUCN, which undertook a mission for UNESCO, reported that “there are 35 households of 156 herders within the nominated property, and 222 households of 985 herders and 250 other residents in the buffer zone.” Gabriel Lafitte has established this is a total of 1,391 humans, all Tibetan, living in the 75,000 sq kms designated area. In China’s 2000 Census, the Tibetan population of the two counties making up this area (Drito and Chumarleb) was around 47,000, suggesting that a huge swathe of Tibetan nomads were removed from the area prior to the initiation of the UNESCO World Heritage nomination process.

By denying the historic evidence of Tibetan human presence in the area China are putting forward information to the World Heritage Committee that not only ignores the essential part Tibetans have played in sustaining this unique landscape, but justifying inscription of the nominated area by wrongly claiming that human beings are not, and have not been, reliant on this area.  

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“The Importance of Protecting the Environment of Tibet and the Himalayas” @tibetsociety @karmapa http://www.tibetsociety.com/

“The Importance of Protecting the Environment of Tibet and the Himalayas”
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A Special Talk by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa at Royal Asiatic Society, London on 23 May 2017.

At the invitation of Tibet Society, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa gave a special talk on the “Importance of Protecting the Environment of Tibet and the Himalayas” at the Royal Asiatic Society. The Rt. Hon Norman Baker chaired this special talk with a Q&A session.

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa has a keen interest in the environment and considers it to be the 21st century’s biggest challenge. His talk dealt with the fragile environmental situation in Tibet which is the source of Asia’s major rivers that benefit millions of people who live in countries such as India, Pakistan, China and Bangladesh.

He is the inspiration behind Khoryug [Environment in Tibetan] which is a network of Buddhist educational institutions in the Himalayas working together to protect the environment of the Himalayan region whilst emphasising the values of compassion and interdependence to our common Earth and all beings that live on it.

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa has said, “Whatever it is that I do, I want it to have a long term visible impact and for it to be practical. If I have the opportunity, I would most like to restore the natural environment in the Himalayas and Tibet, and to especially protect the forests, the water and wildlife of this region.”

This special event was organised by Tibet Society.

The Tibet Society acknowledges the support and cooperation from Tsurphu Labrang, Chonyi Wisdom Charity and the Royal Asiatic Society. Our special thanks to Mr Rinzin Wangyal for documenting this special event.

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7923 0021
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Founded in 1959, within weeks of the flight of the Dalai Lama from Tibet following the uprising against China’s occupation, Tibet Society became the world’s first ever Tibet support group. Today, Tibet Society continues to work for the freedom of the Tibetan people and their right to self-determination.

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Third Pole National Park: China accused of ‘Highland Clearances’ with #Tibet park UNESCO bid

CHINA has been accused of launching a campaign similar to the Highland Clearances, with plans to turn Tibet into one of the world’s biggest national parks.

The plans, which have been submitted to UNESCO, would mean great swathes of the Tibetan plateau, known as “the roof of the world”, would be included in the site, dwarfing others around the globe.

The proposed national park is being dubbed the Third Pole National Park because the plateau and mountains, including part of the Himalayas, resemble the polar regions.

According to the South China Morning Post, Beijing says the main purpose of the national park is conservation, which would mean limiting a wide range of economic activities and might force some residents to move.

Yet critics say the plan is part of the long-running campaign by Chinese authorities to control Tibet, which has a tumultuous history around its autonomy.

Protests against Chinese rule in Tibet

HeraldScotland: Protests against Chinese rule in Tibet last March marked the anniversary of uprisings in 1959

According to the Hong Kong newspaper, if approved, the park would be more than 2.5 million square km, overshadowing the world’s current largest in Greenland at 972,000 square km.

However, unlike the Northeast Greenland National Park, which is unpopulated, the proposed park would affect a native population of around 7.8m.

Chinese authorities claim some of this human impact threatens the region’s fragile environment and overgrazing is degrading precious grasslands.

According to the organisation Free Tibet, this would mean the end of Tibetan nomadic life in the region, with the ancient and environmentally-sustainable cultures being lost as a result.

It said: “Numerous scientific reports have corroborated the claim that nomads have a beneficial impact on local ecosystems while campaign groups are concerned that further enforced settlement of nomadic communities will devastate the language, culture and lifestyle of millennia-old peoples.”

Scotland currently has a targeted cross-party Tibet group whose aim is to facilitate the building of relations between the Scottish Parliament, Tibet and its people and those interested in the region.

Its chair, the SNP’s Linda Fabiani, said members of the group had long been concerned about the ongoing clearances of traditional settlements in Tibet.

She said: “The plans for this national park are massive and there is much suspicion that the motivation is less about protection of the land than political expediency related to mineral extraction and ongoing plans.

“The environmental degradation of the Tibetan plateau, displacement of people and disruption of traditional ways of life is ongoing in Tibet, with any protest being silenced or crushed. Extremely sad.”

Linda Fabiani

HeraldScotland: LINDA FABIANI: "I love everything about his poetry, his writing. The way he collected traditional song is important to me..."

Tibet has been in and out of the sphere of Chinese influence for centuries, spending some periods functioning as an independent country and others being ruled by Chinese and Mongolian dynasties.

In 1950 China sent in thousands of troops to enforce its claim on the region, with some areas becoming known as the Tibetan Autonomous Region and other parts incorporated into Chinese provinces.

The Dalai Lama, the area’s exiled spiritual leader, fled to India in 1959.

China, which has a long-standing prohibition of separatism, considers the 81-year-old monk a separatist seeking Tibet’s independence. However, the Buddhist leader says he merely advocates substantial autonomy and protection of the region’s native culture.

Dalai Lama

HeraldScotland: Dalai Lama called for Tibet to be opened up to international observers

Currently he heads the Central Tibetan Administration, commonly known as the Tibetan government-in-exile, alongside prime minister Lobsang Sangay, in India.

China has said Tibet has developed considerably under its rule, but rights groups say the country has violated human rights and accuse it of political and religious repression.

The International Campaign for Tibet, a group fronted by high-profile supporter Richard Gere, said many of the existing mines and dams in resource-rich Tibet will be “drawn around” by zoning authorities, leaving a “patchwork” national park that conveniently bypasses some of the principal water controls and mineral extraction drives.

Others believe the plan may also be part of a process of further boosting tourism numbers to the unspoilt lands of Tibet – in effect creating a giant Tibetan Disneyland.

Speaking in the South China Morning Post, Professor Liu Jingshi, researcher with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, said the Third Pole National Park, if established, would be difficult to manage due to its unprecedented size.

He said it took the United States government decades to figure out how to manage Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, established in 1872. The Third Pole would be more than 250 times larger and with a different kind of natural landscape.

According to reports, UNESCO authorities are set to decide on the fate of the controversial park project on July 2.

The Chinese consulate was approached for a comment.

China is accused of ‘Highland Clearances’ with Tibet park UNESCO bid

Fiona McKayNews reporter

China is accused of ‘Highland Clearances’ with Tibet park bid

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China deploys new tank Xinqingtan, in Tibet, near India border 

China deployed its latest military tank, the Xinqingtan, in an area of Tibet near the Indian border.

The People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) is accelerating its military build-up in Tibet along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India; has deployed its newest light tank along this border and has finally given this mysterious tank a name.

Photos of the ZTQ light tank specifically designed for operations in mountainous and high-altitude regions such as Tibet were first revealed on Chinese state-controlled media in 2011. It’s been known as the ZTQ since, which is odd since ZTQ is the generic Chinese designation for a light tank.

China is expanding its military presence in Tibet with a new tank
China deployed its latest military tank, the Xinqingtan, in an area of Tibet near the Indian border.

Chinese news site Guancha reported  Beijing is increasing military buildup in Tibet in a show of force designed to deter the Indian military.

An integrated brigade of the People’s Liberation Army in Tibet deployed an unidentified number of the new tanks, according Chinese state-owned television network CCTV.

Guancha stated the Xinqingtan’s technology and firepower is “far more advanced” than the Russia-made T-90S tanks deployed by India.

The deployment of the tanks expands the Tibet-based unit and has increased their fighting power, the news site reported.

Light-duty main battle tanks with commensurate firepower are also being tested in Tibet, but the report did not provide details on the tanks, including whether they were the VT-5, a light-duty tank Beijing displayed atthe Zhuhai Air Show in Guangdong Province in November.

The Xinqingtan includes a 105-millimeter tank gun, a 35-millimeter grenade launcher and a 12.7-millimeter machine gun.

The guns have already been adjusted to a high angle so they are ready for mountain operations, according to the report.

The tank is relatively light at 35-38 tons. It produces 1,000 horsepower on an 8V150-type engine.

In 2016, Beijing was placing more missiles and fighter jets along the India border, according to Kanwa Asian Defense, a news site specializing in military developments.

In December, Kanwa quoted sources in the Indian navy and air force who said Chinese troops have placed fighter jets, the Jian-11, the Jian-10 and the Kongjing-500, in rotational deployment.

In Hotan, an oasis town in southwestern Xinjiang, the country has been deploying the J-10 and the strategic bomber H-6K

Chinese state-controlled media revealed that Xinqingtan outfits an integrated brigade of the PLAGF. It said the deployment of the light tanks expands the capabilities of this brigade and has increased their fighting power.

It also praised the Xinqingtan, describing the small tank’s firepower as “far more advanced” than the Russia-made T-90S tanks deployed by India.

That claim stretches credulity, however, since the Indian Army’s T-90S is a much bigger main battle tank with a much bigger 125 mm smoothbore gun that far outranges the smaller 105 mm on the Xinqingtan. The armor on the T-90S is also much thicker than that on the smaller Xinqingtan.

Media said the Xinqingtan has a secondary armament consisting of a 35 mm grenade launcher and a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun, both on the turret roof.

The 105 mm gun and these smaller caliber weapons have been adjusted so they can fire at a high angle, making them ready for mountain operations.

The tank’s light weight and a powerful diesel engine make it suitable for fighting in oxygen-deficit, high-altitude environments such as those in the LAC.

The Xinqingtan has an advanced fire-control system and its 105 mm gun is capable of firing shells and guided missiles. The missile capability enables the tank to shoot down helicopters, one of the major threats to tanks on a battlefield.

The export version of Xinqingtan carries the designation VT-5.

State-owned Norinco (China North Industries Group Corporation), China’s largest builder of tanks, said its VT-5 fills a niche in the export market for tanks not as huge, heavy or as expensive as the U.S. M1A2 Abrams MBT or the German Leopard 2.

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Grand Tibet Solidarity rally in Geneva, urging the United Nations Human Rights Council to act on #Tibet.

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The Tibet Solidarity Rally in front of the Palais des Nations, the seat of the United Nations in Geneva. Photo: Office of Tibet, Geneva

Geneva — “International Community and Human Rights Council must act on Tibet”: More than 1,000 Tibetans and supporters including speakers from 6 European countries participated in Grand Tibet Solidarity rally in Geneva, urging the United Nations Human Rights Council to act on Tibet.Coinciding with 35th UN Human Rights Council session taking place in Geneva and according to official announcement of 2017 as Year of Campaign by the Kashag, Central Tibetan Administration, according a report by the Office of Tibet in Geneva.

More than a thousand Tibetans and Tibet supporters and speakers from six European countries (Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland) rallied on 9 June in Geneva to call on the international community and the United Nations Human Rights Council to act on Tibet.

The rally being organized by the Tibetan Community in Switzerland & Liechtenstein, the Swiss Tibetan Friendship Association (GSTF) and the International Campaign for Tibet, a number of speakers addressed the deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet, particularly referring to the recent case of self-immolations in Tibet this year with sense of solidarity from the international communities.

“On posters and placards, rally participants called for the release of the Panchen Lama and Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk,” according to the Office of Tibet, Geneva.

In a joint memorandum to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said, the organizations called for an end of human rights violations in Tibet, the release of the Panchen Lama including all political prisoners, and access to Tibet for the Human Rights High Commissioner.

The organizations also called the UN member states to make China accountability in the upcoming universal periodic review of the PRC in 2018 in the Human Rights Council.

The rally started off at Palais Wilson and moved on in front of the Palais des Nations, the seat of the United Nations in Geneva.

Among the speakers were Martin Bursik, former Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Norman Baker, former deputy home minister of the UK, Chinese journalist and dissident Zhang Phing from Germany, André Gattolin, member of the French Senate, Rene Longet, former member of the Swiss parliament, Yvan Rochat, Mayor of Vernier GE and member of the Green Party, Stefano Dallari, President of Casa del Tibet as well as Jampa Tsering Samdho, member of the Tibetan parliament in exile.

The rally concluded at 3 pm followed by recitation of prayer to mark Sa Ka dawa led by abbot of Rikon monastery.

Grand Tibet solidarity rally held in Geneva, urging UN to act on Tibet

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Thanku Kirsten @kirstenoswald & all @theSNP candidates standing up for #Tibet in #Scotland #VoteTibet2017 #GE2017


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#VoteTibet2017 is already gathering pledges from parliamentary candidates to support human rights for Tibetans in Tibet:

“I will use my position as an MP to support human rights for Tibetans in Tibet including the freedom to determine their own future.”

Please Take Action!
Be part of our #VoteTibet2017 campaign, if you can support us with money as well, that is great, but please do not miss this chance to support Tibet!

Find your parliamentary candidates click here – https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/
Ask them to pledge support for Tibet via email, twitter or facebook
Let us know who has pledged – email at info@tibetsociety.com and share on social media using #VoteTibet2017

Kirsten Oswald supporting #VoteTibet2017 @kirstenoswald @theSNP in East Renfrewshire

via Thanku Kirsten Oswald supporting #VoteTibet2017 @kirstenoswald @theSNP East Renfrewshire #GE2017 — VOTE TIBET 2017 #VoteTibet2017

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BE THE CHANGE! DO IT FOR TIBET! #votetibet2017 video from Tibetan Community in Britain #GE2017

 

Source: BE THE CHANGE! DO IT FOR TIBET! #votetibet2017 video from Tibetan Community in Britain #GE2017

 

 

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Find your parliamentary candidates (see https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/ )
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Tibet Society is funded by donations. Support #VoteTibet2017 Please Donate Today http://www.tibetsociety.com/content/view/607/#donate

Tibet Society has written to over 1000 #GE2017 candidates to #VoteTibet2017 Pls

Please consider supporting our work, this is a snap election in the UK so our need is urgent. We are campaigning with #VoteTibet2017 We are doing this with committed volunteers and asking supporters to contact their prospective candidates. This is real grassroots activism.

If we had more money we could communicate our message more and mobilise more supporters … we would love to experiment with some social media advertising. £10 could help us reach 3000 more people using adverts on twitter or facebook.

Please click on our link and Donate via paypal – Please support Tibet Society and help us to keep Tibet alive! if you can. Please take action and join our campaign, if you can support us with money that is great, but please do take this chance to support Tibet!

The 2016 Brexit vote means a significant change in the relationship of the UK to the Chinese government. Trade will be the priority, Tibet will not.

The challenge for Tibet Society is therefore to see that in the new Parliament of 2017, Tibetans are not forgotten as they struggle to protect their culture, religious freedom, and fragile environment.

VOTE TIBET 2017 #VoteTibet2017

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Tibetan rights activists Tashi Wangchuk’s UN Report & trial imminent – Lobby @BorisJohnson #Tibet

Tibetan rights activists Tashi Wangchuk’s UN Experts Communications Released – trial could happen imminently and he is looking at a sentence of 15 years.

In the United Kingdom, you can email Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs fcocorrespondence@fco.gov.uk or tweet him @BorisJohnson

Tashi Wangchuk, from Yushu  ཡུལ་ཤུལ་གྲོང་ཁྱེར། 玉树市 in eastern Tibet. He was arrested after asking China’s authorities to ensure that the Tibetan language is taught throughout Tibet. China’s own constitution  guarantees that Tibetans have the right to use and develop their own languages.China has sharply scaled back the teaching of Tibetan in recent years, despite guarantees of cultural autonomy in the Tibetan regions.

 

UN Experts Communications Released on Tashi Wangchuk signed by UN Special Rapporteurs covering a range of mandates including on torture, human rights defenders, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, cultural and minority rights and the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.

Tashi Wangchuk: Five Special Procedures mandate holders have expressed “serious concern at the arrest, the initial incommunicado detention and the continued detention of Tashi Wangchuk, as well as his limited right to counsel, the denial of presenting the evidence against him and the irregularities in the criminal investigation”.

The UN Experts also raise strong concern about the use of “separatist” charges against Tashi Wangchuk, and state that these charges “criminalize the legitimate exercise of freedom of expression and his defense of cultural rights”.

The experts’ statement on Tashi Wangchuk is available at: https://spcommreports.ohchr.org/TMResultsBase/DownLoadPublicCommunicationFile?gId=22981

Tashi Wangchuk’s trial could happen imminently and he is looking at a possible sentence of 15 years; to take action:

In the United Kingdom, you can email Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs fcocorrespondence@fco.gov.uk

 

Tibet Society is funded by donations. Support #VoteTibet2017 Please Donate Today http://www.tibetsociety.com/content/view/607/#donate 

Please click on our link and Donate via paypal – Please support Tibet Society and help us to keep Tibet alive! if you can. Please take action and join our campaign, if you can support us with money that is great, but please do take this chance to support Tibet!

 

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