Call on US Congress to pass the Resolve Tibet Act
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Since its introduction five months ago, the Resolve Tibet Act has already received impressive support from Congressional leaders. It represents an important next step by making clear the US government has not forgotten Tibet, and it expects the Chinese to return to the negotiating table. It empowers the Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues to counter Beijing's disinformation campaigns head-on, especially important in the face of the Chinese Communist Party's increasing capacity and willingness to engage in transnational repression.
Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Conflict Act or Resolve Tibet Act, the bill (H.R. 8365) will:
- Pressure China to resume negotiations with the Dalai Lama’s envoys, which have not resumed since 2010;
- State that the China-Tibet conflict remains unresolved in violation of international law;
- Recognize the Tibetan people’s right to self-determination and fault the Chinese government for violating that right;
- Reject as “historically false” China’s claim that Tibet has been part of China since ancient times;
- Empower the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues to counter Communist Party propaganda about Tibet and Tibetans, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama;
- Make clear that Tibet includes not only the so-called “Tibet Autonomous Region” of China but also Tibetan areas of Gansu, Sichuan, Qinghai and Yunnan provinces.
This legislation [introduced by Jim McGovern (D-Mass) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas)] will position the United States to more forcefully encourage China to address the unresolved issue of Tibet, which is only possible through genuine negotiations with the Dalai Lama and the elected Tibetan leaders in exile,” said Franz Matzner, Director of Government Relations of ICT.
It also refutes Beijing's false claim that Tibet has historically belonged to China and states that Chinese authorities have failed to meet the expectations of the United States to engage in meaningful dialogue with Tibetans.
We hope that all readers will ask their elected representatives to unite in rejecting the occupation of Tibet. Ask your representatives in the US Congress to make it a matter of US policy that the Tibet issue is not resolved, and that His Holiness the Dalai Lama's vision of a negotiated agreement is the only path forward.
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