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.
Testimony on Tibet: Freedom of Religion
Testimony and remarks
July 14, 2017
Tibet: U.S. Bill Aims to Ease Beijing’s Restrictions
April 25, 2017
Freedom in the World 2015: Freedom declines for ninth year
January 27, 2015
* Indicates a territory as opposed to an independent country.