Despite China’s much-touted prosperity, poverty continues to plague the majority of Tibetans living under its authority. Discriminatory fiscal and social policies, coupled with political repression, have entrenched a two-class economic and social system based primarily on race.
Religious persecution in Tibet is not simply a matter of ethnic or religious conflict or even of discrimination by a majority against its minorities. Religious persecution in Tibet is a politically motivated and consciously constructed policy implemented in order to absorb Tibet into China.
Canadian Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators from all political parties have made important contributions to the Tibetan cause. They have written letters, hosted the Dalai Lama in Ottawa, and made statements in the House of Commons.
Urgent actions may be launched independently by the Canada Tibet Committee, or the CTC may join urgent actions campaigns launched by our partner organizations including the International Tibet Network.