Since China's occupation of Tibet in 1950 there have been countless breaches in human Rights.
Genocide and Human Rights
Since 1950 hundreds of thousands of Tibetans have died as a direct result of the occupation of Tibet. Despite ratifying a number of UN conventions, including those related to torture and racial discrimination, the Chinese Government repeatedly violates human rights in both China and Tibet.
Chinese has replaced Tibetan as the official language. Young Tibetans are being re-educated about their cultural past, with reference to an independent Tibet being omitted.
Lack of Religious Freedom
The 1982 Constitution of the People's Republic of China guarantees freedom of religious belief, but China seeks to restrict the numbers of monks and nuns entering monasteries and to discredit the religious authority of the Dalai Lama. In 1995 China rejected the boy recognised as the reincarnation of the Panchen Lama and installed their own candidate.
China's predominant interest in Tibet is no longer ideological, but based on resource extraction and land for Chinese colonists. Mining and mineral extraction is the largest economic activity in both U'Tsang and Amdo and at least half of Tibet's natural forest has disappeared since China's occupation.
Long-term Chinese settlement in Tibet has been deliberately encouraged with the result that China admits that Tibetans are now a minority in Lhasa. Independent research puts the number of Chinese in Tibetan 'autonomous' areas at 5-5.5 million versus 4.5 million Tibetans.