People in Lhasa, Tibet. Editorial credit: Ovchinnikova Irina / Shutterstock.com

Tibet*

Tibet is ruled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) government based in Beijing, with local decision-making power concentrated in the hands of Chinese party officials. Residents of both Chinese and Tibetan ethnicity are denied fundamental rights, but the authorities are especially rigorous in suppressing any signs of dissent among Tibetans, including manifestations of uniquely Tibetan religious belief and cultural identity. State policies encourage migration from other parts of China, reducing the ethnic Tibetan share of the population.

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Freedom in the World — Tibet Territory Report

Tibet is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

News & Perspectives on Tibet

* Indicates a territory as opposed to an independent country.