With a population of 1.3 billion people and a rapidly developing economy, China plays an increasingly dominant role in the global economy. But China’s economic liberalization is in tension with its authoritarian political order. The prolonged occupation of Tibet, the curtailment of civil liberties and the violent suppression of religious movements are examples of the lack of commitment to human rights.
A Nepalese police go after a Tibetan monk protestor with a baton during a protest rally in front of the visa section of Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal, 25 March 2008. Nepalese police on Tuesday arrested over 100 out of several hundreds of demonstrating Tibetans targeting the Chinese embassy as their campaign against Chinese rule in their homeland continue since their protests started nearly two weeks ago. An Olympian headache for Beijing torch Phayul[Thursday, April 03, 2008 06:52] by Tenam
Nepali Times editor Kunda Dixit emailed me a link to a photo feature on the crackdown on Tibetans in Kathmandu, who were protesting peacefully in front of the UN building.
Tibetan student activists try to resist police detainment while protesting outside the United Nations building in Kathmandu March 28, 2008. REUTERS/ADREES LATIF
A Tibetan monk runs away from baton-charging police in front of the visa-issuance section of the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu on Tuesday. At least 50 Tibetan exiles were rounded up by the police while they were organising what was meant to be a peaceful protest, but no injuries were reported. 2008
Nepalese police detain a Tibetan activist during a peace march to enter Tibet along the Nepal-Tibet border at Chaku, northeast of Kathmandu as part of the protest on the Chinese crack down on Tibetan people in Tibet (2008)
Nepal is certainly not running that risk. Yesterday, the police there beat pro-Tibet demonstrators gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu (a young woman and a monk are in the hospital with serious injuries), and arrested more than 100 of them, in spite of protests from the UN, according to which such mass arrests violate the right to assemble and demonstrate. 2008
Nepali police clashed with protesters demanding the independence of Tibet from China and the fighting injured several people, including this Tibetan monk.
Police officers chase Tibetan nuns during a demonstration outside the Chinese Embassy in Katmandu, Nepal, as protests continue on Thursday. April 17, 2008
Tibetan monks are beaten up by policemen as Tibetans protest against Chinese rule in Tibet, 2008
A Tibetan protester fell off a police truck in 2008 at the Chinese Consulate in Katmandu, Nepal. Credit Manish Swarup/Associated Press
Tibetan activists are active in Nepal also and Nepal do not tolerate such kind of activity in there land against neighbor country. In picture activists are demonstrating in front of embassy of China in Kathmandu, August 2 2008
Nepalese police detain Tibetan exiles during a protest outside the Chinese embassy in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Aug, 10, 2008
Nepalese police forces arrest a Tibetan protester during a rally in Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu, on Monday, March 17, 2008.
Tibetan protesters are chased by Nepalese policemen during an anti-Chinese demonstration at the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. 18 April 2008
Tibetans are protesting against Chinese human rights violations in Nepal. Still. Since 10. March. And of course also now, during the Olympics. And despite Nepal’s ban on all anti-Chinese activities. I’ll not repeat the gruesome details again now, but Chinese torture etc. is well documented. And if you’ve ever spoken with some of the underground activists, you’ll understand their continued protests. But Nepal is ignoring their protests, despite all the talk about a new nepal and such. Friday, at the opening day of the Olympics, Nepal Police had even put up check points around Tibetan settlements in Kathmandu and stopped them from going to the centre of the capital – purely based on them being Tibetan. I’m not sure how many international human rights they broke that day… So thought I’d share this little photo essay with you. I was embedded with about a hundred Tibetans, mostly monks, trying to sneak out of their virtual captivity. Unsuccessfully. They were intercepted and detained. August 2008
Hundreds of protesters calling for independence for Tibet protested in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Friday, and police said they took 118 demonstrators into custody for organising anti-China demonstrations. Many were Tibetan exiles shouting “We want free Tibet” slogans. They burned an effigy of the Chinese President Hu Jintao near a consular office of the Chinese embassy in the Nepali capital. They were then hauled into police vans and trucks and taken to detention centres. A police official said they would be freed later on Friday. Tibetans have protested regularly in Nepal since the deadly Chinese crackdown on riots in Lhasa and other parts of Tibet in mid-March. Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:26pm IST
Police in Katmandu, Nepal, detain a Tibetan activist during an anti-Chinese demonstration to protest the passing of the Olympic torch relay in Tibet’s capital Lhasa on Saturday. 21 June 2008
30 March 2008: A Tibetan Buddhist nun is forcibly detained by police during a pro-Tibetan protest outside the Chinese consulate in Kathmandu, Nepal. March 30 2008