mandag 12. februar 2024

Report: Chinese Transnational Repression of Tibetan Diaspora Communities (2024)

This report is the first to focus on transnational repression in the Tibetan diaspora. Why has this aspect remained under-addressed for so long? It would be a mistake to infer that TNR against Tibetans is less severe or more recent than other minority groups when the Tibetan community has a long history of coming into exile in 1959, with the first documented evidence of contemporary TNR against them dating back to the late 1980s. 

Since the imposition of Martial Law in 1989 to suppress the Lhasa protests,¹⁶ the CCP has increasingly viewed the international Tibet movement as a leading threat to its global reputation.¹⁷ The Chinese government started denouncing every international visit made by the Dalai Lama, and started sending their people to look into the workings of both governmental and non-governmental organisations such as the Tibetan Youth Congress. A trend was identified in the early 2000s whereby the CCP demanded that Chinese government officials of Tibetan origin unenroll their children from Tibetan schools in India, and enrol them inside the PRC instead; if not, the parents would lose their jobs and have their state subsidies revoked.