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China is Forcing Thousands of Tibetans Into Labor Camps, Jamestown Foundation Says


China has subjected over half a million “rural surplus laborers” in Tibet to centralized, military-style vocational training in the first seven months of 2020, according to a new study from research institute The Jamestown Foundation.

The scheme, in line with President Xi Jinping’s goal of eradicating poverty, is geared toward the transfer of such laborers to other parts of the country to increase rural disposable incomes.

China Allegedly Forces Teen Out of Youth World Cup Because He’s Half Tibetan

The mother of a 14-year-old Kiwi-born footballer has alleged that her son, who was initially selected to play in the prestigious Gothia Cup soccer tournament in China, was dropped from his team because his father is Tibetan.

Known as FIFA’s “World Youth Cup,” the Gothia Cup is an eight-day tournament to be held in Chengyang district in Qingdao, China. Over a million players from 143 countries have participated in the tournament since it began in 1975.

China Closes Mount Everest’s Base Camp Because Tourists Turned it Into a Dump

The Chinese government has closed down the base camp of Mount Everest and the area beyond, with officials citing the growing number of waste and garbage left by tourists as the reason.

The local government in Dingri County in Tibet posted several notices in December 2018 about the new national environmental protection law, which states, “no unit or individuals are allowed entry into the core area of the Mount Qomolangma (Tibetan name for Everest) National Nature Reserve.”

Chinese Experts Rescue Paralyzed Snow Leopard Found in Tibetan Plateau

A pair of forest rangers recently discovered a paralyzed snow leopard suffering in the eastern Tibetan Plateau.

Located in western China, the high-altitude region called the “Roof of the World” houses over 1,000 snow leopards, a significant number of the global population. Researchers estimate that between 2,500 to 10,000 snow leopards are in existence, with a projected decline of at least 10% over the next 22 years or three generations.