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Become an Ally for Tibet

Welcome to Tibet

A land of unmatched beauty that China is trying to wipe off the map. And a home to six million Tibetans who need you as an ally.

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Increase Access 01

At Tibet’s border crossings, Chinese law traps Tibetans inside and keeps visitors out of the Land of Snows. You can call for open access by joining our virtual protest at the Nangpa La Mountain Pass.

China has turned Tibet into a massive prison. Tibetans are not allowed to leave. Attempting to escape can be deadly. Even Tibetans’ movements within their borders are severely restricted and relentlessly monitored by Chinese authorities.

People from other parts of the world are not allowed to freely visit Tibet, either. It’s all part of the Chinese government’s strategy to hide the truth about what it’s doing to the Tibetan people. You may not be able to visit Tibet. But you can still stand with Tibetans as an ally by joining ICT’s virtual protest for access to Tibet.

6 million Tibetans are trapped under Chinese rule, unable to escape.
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Photo:   FILIP WOLAK

Save The Environment 02

China's government exploits the water supply of over 1 billion people. You can call for environmental justice by protesting virtually at the Zangmu Hydropower Station, one of the largest dams in Tibet.

Tibet is known as the Earth’s “Third Pole,” because it has the largest reserves of freshwater outside of the Arctic and Antarctic. More than 1 billion people across Asia count on Tibet’s river systems for water. In addition, Tibet’s breathtaking landscapes and unique species make it a beautiful place rich in biodiversity.

But China’s reckless development, plundering of Tibet’s natural resources and damming of major rivers is endangering the whole planet. Indeed, Tibet is warming nearly three times as fast as the rest of the world. Tibetan nomads, who have taken care of the land for centuries, are losing their way of life. And the world will lose a natural gem if we do nothing. Will you take a stand through ICT’s virtual protest to protect Tibet’s environment?

Tibet is warming nearly 3x faster than the rest of the planet on average.
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Photo:   Drog-Ga

Protect Religious Freedom 03

Thousands of Buddhist monks and nuns have watched the Chinese government demolish their monasteries across Tibet. You can join our virtual protest at Larung Gar—one of the largest and most influential centers for the study of Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet before its destruction—calling for religious freedom.

Since invading Tibet, China has destroyed or damaged more than 99% of Tibet’s monasteries. The few remaining monasteries or those rebuilt, have been forced to host Chinese police stations to facilitate the surveillance of Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns while intimidating Tibetan laypeople.

Tibetans can be arrested for simply owning photographs of His Holiness the Dalai Lama or publicly declaring their devotion to him. Muslims and Christians face persecution at the hands of the government, too. But resisting any of China’s assaults on religious freedom can lead to long prison sentences, and once imprisoned, Tibetans are routinely subjected to torture.

Tibetans should be able to believe in their peaceful religion—it’s a human right. Will you take a stand for Tibetans’ right to practice their religion by joining ICT’s virtual protest for religious freedom?

China has destroyed or damaged more than 99% of Tibet’s monasteries.
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Photo:   Olivier Adam

Safeguard Succession 04

China’s leaders are scheming to fraudulently name the next Dalai Lama. You can stand for safeguarding succession as a right of only Tibetan Buddhists by protesting virtually in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of millions of Tibetan Buddhists. As the embodiment of compassion and a tireless ambassador of peace, he is an inspiration to people of all backgrounds the world over.

To the Chinese Communist Party, however, the Dalai Lama is a threat to their control over Tibet. They label him a “terrorist” for having the audacity to promote peace and justice for the people of Tibet. They’ve illegally undermined Tibetan Buddhism before—kidnapping the six-year old Panchen Lama in 1995—and are now attempting to take control.

China’s leaders are scheming to name the next Dalai Lama—someone who will be a puppet of the Communist Party and a Dalai Lama in name only. If you agree that Tibetan Buddhism should remain in the hands of Tibetan Buddhists, join ICT’s virtual protest to protect the Dalai Lama’s succession.

The Panchen Lama was 6 years old when he was kidnapped by the Chinese government.
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Photo:   Olivier Adam