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DHARAMSHALA: The Tibet National Football team is all set to participate in the World Football Cup 2018 in London next summer.

The world football cup is organised by Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA), the international governing body for Non-FIFA affiliated Associations for football.

At least 16 teams from 4 continents will be participating in the 2018 edition making it the biggest tournament ever played outside of FIFA. Teams include one from Oceania, one from North America, two each from Africa and Asia, and five from Europe. The rest are automatically qualified as host teams and reigning champions.

The Tibet National Football Team A is officially qualified for the World Football Cup 2018 through a wild card ticket granted by CONIFA.

The CONIFA World Football Cup is the biggest and best-known football tournament of national football teams that do not enjoy FIFA membership.

The tournament will officially begin on 31 May 2018 and the final match is scheduled for 9 June 2018.

 

 

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Economic exploitation of Tibet continues by China. The Hilton Group is considering setting up hotels in two other occupied Tibetan cities, Lhasa and Xigaze.

“We are very confident that Tibet’s tourism industry will continue to grow as transport and other infrastructure improves,” Gao said

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Economic Watch: Booming tourism aids Tibet’s green growth

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-30 16:53:39|Editor: Xiang Bo

LHASA, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) — With the backdrop of the Himalayas and the Yarlung Zangbo River at its front, the Hilton Nyingchi Resort in the city of Nyingchi in Tibet has added a modern touch to the region.

The Hilton is the first international brand resort in Nyingchi and the Hilton Group’s first hotel in Tibet.

The hotel opened in late March this year, taking about three months to prepare for the opening, a record short time for the Hilton Group, according to Larry Gao, general manager of the Hilton Nyingchi Resort.

“We wanted to open it ahead of the annual peach blossom season, which attracts about 600,000 tourists this year,” Gao said.

More and more visitors come to the hotel as Chinese travelers are increasingly affluent, and over 14,000 people have stayed in the hotel since it opened, an impressive performance for a new hotel, Gao said.

In addition to high-end hotels, local people are also benefiting from Tibet’s tourism boom.

Sangshi has earned about 120,000 yuan each year since she opened a guesthouse near Basum Lake in 2013. She used to make just 30,000 yuan a year through her tea shop.

Her village is currently home to 31 guesthouses, raking in a total of over 3 million yuan in accommodation last year.

Basum Lake will soon be rated as a five-A tourist spot, the highest official rating for tourism, becoming the first ecological spot in Tibet to earn the qualification.

Tibet is promoting tourism, which has become a major driver of the region’s growth. It currently contributes to over 30 percent to the region’s total GDP.

“Tourism produces pollution-free GDP and is a pillar sector in line with our green development path,” said Zhang Gengyun, vice mayor of Nyingchi.

Visitors to Tibet grew from 10 million people in 2012 to over 23 million in 2016, growing 21.6 percent year on year. Tourism revenues grew by 27.2 percent each year, exceeding 33 billion yuan in 2016.

“Transport is the major factor checking tourism growth in Tibet. The Nyingchi Mainling Airport is one of the busiest airports in China and it’s not easy to book tickets,” Zhang said.

The rapid growth of travelers to Tibet is bolstered by convenient transport conditions. The total length of highways in Tibet grew from 65,198 kilometers in 2012 to over 82,000 kilometers today. High-grade highways saw their mileage increase six-fold from 2012 to 2016.

Tourism in Tibet is expected to see surging growth once the railway opens linking Sichuan Province’s capital city Chengdu with Lhasa around 2025, Zhang said.

The Hilton Group is considering setting up hotels in two other Tibetan cities, Lhasa and Xigaze, according to Gao.

“We are very confident that Tibet’s tourism industry will continue to grow as transport and other infrastructure improves,” Gao said.

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Chinese Police Assault Tibetan Picnickers in Sichuan’s Draggo County

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Police Assault Tibetan Picnickers in Sichuan’s Draggo County

2017-08-28
A map showing the location of Draggo county in China's Sichuan province.

Police in southwestern China’s Sichuan province attacked a group of Tibetan villagers without explanation at the weekend, injuring ten and sending several, including an elderly man, to the hospital, Tibetan sources said.

The Aug. 25 assault was launched against a group of Tibetans from Gorum village in Draggo (in Chinese, Luhuo) county’s Tsogo town who were enjoying a picnic “on their own land,” a Tibetan living exile told RFA, citing sources in the region.

“Suddenly, a group of about 30 police officers arrived and surrounded the Tibetans for no apparent reason,” RFA’s source said, speaking on condition he not be named.

“They searched the Tibetans and forced them to stand in a line after putting their belongings on the ground,” he said.

When the Tibetan village head, who was present at the scene, called town and county officials to complain of the harassment, two policemen beat him and took him into custody, and a county official who had led police to the site then ordered his officers to attack the rest of the group, the source said.

In the beating that followed, ten Tibetans were injured, “with one elderly man of about 70 so badly hurt that he had to be rushed to Chengdu city for emergency attention and care,” the source said, adding that others who were injured—including one with a broken rib—were taken to local hospitals.

Explanation demanded

Following the assault, local Tibetans demanded an explanation from county authorities, saying that innocent Tibetans had been attacked for no reason, and that the role of the police should be only to “protect the local community in accordance with the laws of the land,” the source said.

Copies of the appeal were also sent to authorities in Sichuan province and the Kardze (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, he said.

No word of a response from officials was immediately available.

Chinese security forces swarmed Draggo in large numbers three years ago in an apparent attempt to prevent county residents from observing the anniversary of a violent crackdown on Tibetan protesters in January 2012.

Two Tibetans were killed, and at least 30 injured, in the incident in which armed police fired at random into a crowd, sources said in earlier reports.

Shopkeepers in the county were later ordered by authorities to hand over all stocks of photos of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, with “severe punishment” threatened for those who failed to comply.

Reported by Sangye Dorjee for RFA’s Tibetan Service. Translated by Karma Dorjee. Written in English by Richard Finney.

 

Chinese Police Brutally Assaults Tibetan Picnic Group

Chinese police brutally assaults Tibetan picnic group in Gorum village in Draggo, Sichuan province in Tibet. According to the news report from the Radio Free Asia, Chinese police personals suddenly attacked a group of Tibetan villagers on a picnic on August 25, 2017. The source reported that the police officials brually attacked the Tibetans without any explanation.

“Police in southwestern China’s Sichuan province attacked a group of Tibetan villagers without explanation at the weekend, injuring ten and sending several, including an elderly man, to the hospital, Tibetan sources said.” said the report in Radio Free Asia.

“The Aug. 25 assault was launched against a group of Tibetans from Gorum village in Draggo (in Chinese, Luhuo) county’s Tsogo town who were enjoying a picnic “on their own land”. Suddenly, a group of about 30 police officers arrived and surrounded the Tibetans for no apparent reason,” RFA quoted the source as saying.

When the village head tried to contact their county officials to complain of the harassment, two of police personnel beat him and took him into custody. To the worst, the county official that had accompanied the police directed the police to attack the rest of the villagers.

“In the beating that followed, ten Tibetans were injured, “with one elderly man of about 70 so badly hurt that he had to be rushed to Chengdu city for emergency attention and care,” the source said, adding that others who were injured—including one with a broken rib—were taken to local hospitals.” added the report.

The local Tibetans have demanded explanation from the county authorities, authorities in Sichuan province and the Kardze (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, through an appeal to which they did not receive any response.

Photo: Voice Of Tibet

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Sources

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/picnic-08282017155855.html

http://www.tibetanjournal.com/index.php/2017/08/29/chinese-police-brutally-assaults-tibetan-picnic-group/

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“The match is yet to begin and Liverpool has already conceded a goal. It is an own goal by Liverpool FC to deal with a Chinese commercial company that exploits Tibet’s resources. Liverpool Football Club must understand the sufferings and sentiments of Tibetan people. Partnering with Tibet Water Resources Limited is like endorsing the occupation of Tibet and agreeing with treatment of Tibetans by Chinese regime”, said Pempa Lobsang, the chairman of the Tibetan Community in Britain.
TCB’s Spokesperson Tenzin Tashi la explains “Liverpool FC should know that China occupied Tibet by force and Tibetans are facing worst human rights abuses in the world. I urge Liverpool FC’s Commercial Department not to trade human rights for commercial gain. I don’t want Liverpool FC to be a partner in crime in abusing human rights of Tibetans”.
They added: “Tibetan Community in Britain will hand out leaflets to supporters to explain the true situation of Tibet and Tibetans under Chinese occupation. Liverpool FC cannot be approving occupation of Tibet and the treatment of Tibetans. TCB demands Liverpool FC to stop befriending blood stained hands of Chinese companies who are committed in exploiting Tibet’s’ resources and abusing human rights of Tibetan people.”
Tibetan Community in Britain demands the termination of this unholy and unethical partnership in torturing Tibetans further and save long standing reputation image of the club.

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Tibetan Community in Britain circulated an online poster for their water bottle campaign for Tibet water. Photo: TCB

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“The match is yet to begin and Liverpool has already conceded a goal. It is an own goal by Liverpool FC to deal with a Chinese commercial company that exploits Tibet’s resources. Liverpool Football Club must understand the sufferings and sentiments of Tibetan people. Partnering with Tibet Water Resources Limited is like endorsing the occupation of Tibet and agreeing with treatment of Tibetans by Chinese regime”, said Pempa Lobsang, the chairman of the Tibetan Community in Britain.
TCB’s Spokesperson Tenzin Tashi la explains “Liverpool FC should know that China occupied Tibet by force and Tibetans are facing worst human rights abuses in the world. I urge Liverpool FC’s Commercial Department not to trade human rights for commercial gain. I don’t want Liverpool FC to be a partner in crime in abusing human rights of Tibetans”.
They added: “Tibetan Community in Britain will hand out leaflets to supporters to explain the true situation of Tibet and Tibetans under Chinese occupation. Liverpool FC cannot be approving occupation of Tibet and the treatment of Tibetans. TCB demands Liverpool FC to stop befriending blood stained hands of Chinese companies who are committed in exploiting Tibet’s’ resources and abusing human rights of Tibetan people.”
Tibetan Community in Britain demands the termination of this unholy and unethical partnership in torturing Tibetans further and save long standing reputation image of the club.

Water-Bottle-Tibet-UK-Liverpool-FC-2017

Tibetan Community in Britain circulated an online poster for their water bottle campaign for Tibet water. Photo: TCB

Thupten Dompo – Indus river

Pempa Lobsang – Tibet Water Awareness
Chairman of Tibetan Community UK has launched Tibet Water Awareness Campaign.

 

Tibet Water Awareness @TibetSociety & Tibetan Community UK new #TibetWaterAwareness Campaign

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Journal of Asian Studies – Second academic journal published by Cambridge University Press says China tried to block articles

Another title published by Cambridge University Press – which reversed its decision to remove articles from website – says it also faced Beijing censorship call

The statement from the compilers of the Journal of Asian Studies comes after its UK-based publisher announced that it had reversed its decision to block access on the mainland to over 300 articles in another of its titles, The China Quarterly.

 

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Another academic journal published by the Cambridge University Press says the Chinese authorities requested the publisher remove articles deemed sensitive about China from its mainland website.

The statement from the compilers of the Journal of Asian Studies comes after its UK-based publisher announced that it had reversed its decision to block access on the mainland to over 300 articles in another of its titles, The China Quarterly.

The Journal of Asian Studies said the Chinese authorities had requested its publisher remove about 100 articles from its website in mainland China. The request was refused.

The Cambridge University Press publishes the Journal of Asian Studies for the Association for Asian Studies, which is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The British publisher came under criticism from academics for agreeing to censorship on its China journal’s site, but later reversed the decision.

The statement from the Association for Asian Studies said: “The officers of the association are extremely concerned about this violation of academic freedom and the AAS is in ongoing discussions with CUP about how it will respond to the Chinese government.

“We oppose censorship in any form and continue to promote a free exchange of academic research among scholars around the world.”

Cambridge University Press said last week it had complied with Beijing’s demands by taking down 315 articles on its China site, most of which focus on political topics Beijing deems sensitive.

Most of the censored articles touched on the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, the Cultural Revolution, Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong or Taiwan.

The publisher restored the articles on the website on Monday.

 


 

 


Cambridge University Press reverses China censorship move

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Cambridge University Press, the world’s oldest publishing house, has reversed a decision to censor content in China.

The publisher had agreed to suppress access to hundreds of its own articles that dealt with subjects sensitive to the Chinese authorities, such as those about the Tiananmen Square massacre.

The Chinese had said that if CUP did not censor content, it would not be able to publish other material in China.

It changed its mind after protests.

In a petition published on Monday, academics from around the world spoke out against what they called China’s attempts to “export its censorship on topics that do not fit its preferred narrative”.

Tim Pringle, editor of The China Quarterly, whose articles were blocked, welcomed the reversal.

“Access to published materials of the highest quality is a core component of scholarly research,” he said. “It is not the role of respected global publishing houses such as CUP to hinder such access.”

Underlying contradiction

The Chinese had told the CUP to block access to more than 300 articles from The China Quarterly as a price for being allowed to publish other material.

It said at the time of the initial announcement on Friday: “We can confirm that we received an instruction from a Chinese import agency to block individual articles from The China Quarterly within China.

“We complied with this initial request to remove individual articles, to ensure that other academic and educational materials we publish remain available to researchers and educators in this market.”

Dr Pringle told the BBC that CUP’s initial willingness to take down the articles in question indicated “a deeper underlying issue around the contradiction between academic freedom and the allure of the Chinese market.

“As the editor of the leading China studies journal, we’d obviously put academic freedom above all other considerations which isn’t to underestimate the difficult position CUP found themselves in.”

He said CUP had informed him the articles would be reposted immediately.


Open Letter to Cambridge University Press about its Censorship of the journal China Quarterly

James A. Millward

Professor of History

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Cambridge University Press’s decision to censor the journal China Quarterlyas it is viewed online in China is a craven, shameful and destructive concession to the PRC’s growing censorship regime. It is also needless.

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Chinese government “spreading communist propaganda” in UK #ConfuciusInstitute in #universities and #schools

Teaching materials show the disputed territories of Tibet and Taiwan as Chinese. Norman Baker, President of Tibet Society, said: ‘The Confucius Institute is a Trojan horse to portray a version of the world favourable to the Communist Party in China. It is very disturbing that the party, through its front organisation, is peddling untrue information.’The Institute also works in UK schools is sponsored by the Beijing government

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Chinese government is ‘spreading communist propaganda in Britain’s universities and schools’
The Chinese government has been accused of spreading propaganda in the UK
Confucius Institute, which operates in universities, is said to be a ‘Trojan horse’

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NEWSLETTER: Tibet Society campaigns outside Liverpool FC vs Watford match.

Sign the Petition: Tell Liverpool FC to act now and terminate its deal with Chinese company, Tibet Water Resources Limited. 

On 12 August, Tibet Society in collaboration with a range of other Tibetan activist groups and supporters, headed to the opening of the premier league at Watford Stadium.

As supporters arrived at the match, Tibet Society, Free Tibet and the Tibetan Community in Britain handed out approximately 3,000 leaflets to raise awareness about the recent partnership between Liverpool FC and Tibet Water Resources Limited; a Chinese company that has become the club’s official regional water partner in China.

Alongside handing out leaflets, the event was also an opportunity to engage with supporters and speak to them about the human rights situation in the country as well as the detrimental impact of this deal on Tibetans.

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Many life-long fans expressed their disappointment with the club, and many have asked Liverpool FC to rethink their association with the company. An online petition we launched last week, calling on the premier club to cancel the agreement, has already reached over 500 signatures. With increasing numbers of people urging the club to withdraw their support for this deal, the partnership risks becoming an embarrassment for Liverpool FC.


Tibet Society responded to the announcement last week by issuing a press release expressing its deep regret and has also written a joint letter to the directors of the club, calling on them to terminate the partnership.

Tibet Society is urging its members and supporters to sign the petition and share it widely.

TAKE ACTION HERE: Urge Liverpool Football Club to terminate the agreement with Tibet Water Resources Ltd.

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“zero tolerance” #Chinese crackdown on “hostile forces” in Tibet, including, “pornography” in buildup to Party Congress International Campaign

China’s continued crackdown on any form of dissent in Tibet continues with #zerotolerance crackdown on ‘hostile forces’ in Tibet in buildup to Party Congress

In an already oppressive political environment, restrictions on media, culture and communications in Tibet have been stepped up in the buildup to the 19th Party Congress, due to take place in the fall a crackdown on “illegal activity” has been launched in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) in order to tighten security and ensure compliance to the Party state prior to the important Party meeting in Beijing, which could be held as early as October. The official report mentions that further actions will be taken to “prevent […] problematic information distributed by Dalai Clique and other Western hostile forces and track down online circulation of negative information, hyper-speculation and rumors.”

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“The masses of cadres and cadres of all ethnic groups in the region unswervingly carry out the decision-making arrangements of the Party Central Committee, and ideologically follow the standards and actions on the table, followed by the firm and firm implementation of the CPC Central Committee. ”

“吴英杰强调,自治区第九次党代会以来,在以习近平同志为核心的党中央坚强领导下,在中央和国家机关、对口支援省市、中央企业的无私支援下,九届区党委团结带领全区各族干部群众,毫不动摇地贯彻党中央的各项决策部署,思想上对标对表、行动上紧跟紧随、执行上坚定坚决,围绕习近平总书记明确的发展、稳定、生态三件大事,以强党建为保障,推动西藏工作迈出了新步伐、取得了新成就”

The crackdown is aimed at targeting both pornography and ‘illegal activity’, according to Tibet Daily on July 28, in order to “safeguard national unity and social stability”. The real target is clearly political, with the article specifying the importance countering “Tibetan independence propaganda” and specifying particular measures of control over the internet. The article stated that the drive is in order to maintain a good “social and cultural environment” for the 19th Party Congress.
The measures include an intensification of supervision over “all kinds of illegal cultural products”, a reference to increasing controls over music, publishing and printing. Already there are tight measures in place across Tibet to eliminate any books or materials mentioning the Dalai Lama, who is specifically mentioned in the Tibet Daily article as a target. The report also refers to “the field of news media and publishing” in order to ensure no publication of “harmful political content.”
In Tibet today, almost any moderate or mild assertion of Tibetan culture or identity can be characterized as ‘criminal’ or ‘splittist’. Tibetan pop singers have been imprisoned for such references, but bans have also been applied to songs and books without overt or obvious political content. The new ruling states that the Chinese authorities will “strengthen the supervision of music and dance entertainment programs” according to Tibet Daily.

The Communist Party of China Tibet Autonomous Region Representative Conference was held in Lhasa on June 27 and elected deputies by “secret ballot” to the Ninth National Congress of the Communist Party of China to be held in Beijing in the second half of 2017.
“The representative meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Tibet Autonomous Region should represent 343 people in line with the stipulated number. ”

The Standing Committee Standing Committee of the Tibet Autonomous region. 自治区党委书记吴英杰出席会议并讲话。include  Wu Yingjie, secretary of the regional party committee, 自治区领导齐扎拉、庄严、罗布顿珠、旦科、王拥军、曾万明、姜杰、边巴扎西、何文浩、白玛旺堆、房灵敏出席。 Autonomous Region Leader Qi Zala, Wang Yongjun, Zeng Wanming, Jiang Jie, Bian Bazha, He Wenhao, Bai Ma Wang, Lingmin 

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#KeepTibetAlive Gyaltsen Norbu, Chinese appointed fake #PanchenLama promises to “resolutely support the leadership of the Communist Party of China” after meeting Party Secretary Wu Yingjie of The Communist Party of China Tibet Autonomous Region in Lhasa

It is now over 22 years since the real Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima’s abduction, which took place on 17 May 1995. The Chinese government continue to deny responsibility for his abduction, but in 1996 did acknowledge that Gedhun and his family were being held in a secret location.

Gyaltsen Norbu, the Chinese appointed fake Panchen Lama met Party Secretary Wu Yingjie of The Communist Party of China Tibet Autonomous Region in Lhasa in early August. Gyaltsen Norbu, the Chinese appointed Panchen Lama was installed by the Chinese government as part of its long-term strategy to control Tibetan Buddhism and eliminate loyalty to the Dalai Lama.

Wu Yingjie underlined the political imperatives for the Chinese-appointed Panchen Lama and hoped that the Panchen Lama “was able to keep in mind the teachings of General Secretary Xi Jinping on patriotism and to protect the country.”

According to a report in the official media on August 6, specifically mentioning the need for the “Tibetan Buddhist community” and by implication Gyaltsen Norbu to “draw a firm line against the 14th Dalai Clique.” According to the report, Wu Yingjie said that he hoped: “The Tibetan Buddhist community will earnestly […] adhere to the basic principles of the Party’s policies for religious work, draw a firm line against the 14th Dalai Clique, carry out religious activities in accordance with the law, resolutely safeguard national unity and social stability, strengthen ethnic unity, promote social progress, in order to contribute to the rapid development of Tibet, long-term stability, and the creation of a well-off society.”

The fake Panchen Lama said that with the 10th Panchen Lama as an example, he would “resolutely support the leadership of the Communist Party of China, firmly support the socialist system, give full play to their role and influence in education and guide Tibetan Buddhist monks & believers to doubly cherish with patriotic love & law-abiding, the development and stability of Tibet.”

In the past month Wu Yingjie, secretary of the regional party committee delivered a speech to the Standing Committee of the autonomous region to “further consolidate the party’s ruling foundation in Tibet.” In his speech to delegates, Party Secretary Wu also spoke about the importance of the “management of religious affairs.”

panchen-lama-missing

On 17 May 1995, just three days after he was named as the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama and three weeks after his sixth birthday, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima disappeared along with his family. He was abducted by agencies of the Chinese government becoming the world’s youngest political prisoner. To date there has been no independent verification of his well-being or whereabouts.

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