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Huge military show of force at a religious festival in 2014
Huge military show of force at a religious festival in 2014
  • The Tibetan flag and national anthem are banned.
  • Tibetan Buddhism is seen as a threat to the occupying Chinese state and possessing Dalai Lama images or teachings can result in imprisonment and torture.
  • Chinese officials closely monitor and control religious activity at monasteries and nunneries.
  • Since 2016, Larung Gar – the biggest Buddhist institute in Tibet, and indeed in the world – has been the target of a major assault. Thousands of individuals have been evicted and thousands of homes demolished – and these removals continue today.
  • Writers, singers, artists and teachers are jailed for celebrating Tibetan national identity and for any criticism of China's rule.
  • Chinese is the language of schooling and business, disadvantaging Tibetans and threatening their mother tongue.