Chinese scholars say new bill will strengthen US policy on Tibet-China

Several overseas Chinese scholars contacted by the International Campaign for Tibet said the new bipartisan Tibet bill introduced in the US Congress will have a “profound impact” on the issue of Tibet, helping to clarify the position of United States and other democratic countries. on the Tibet-China conflict.

The Promotion of a Resolution to the Tibet-China Conflict Act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressmen Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and Michael McCaul, R-Texas, on July 13, 2022. McGovern has said he introduced the bill. in the hope “to bring both sides to negotiate a lasting solution”, while McCaul said the legislation “will help ensure that Tibetans have a say in their own future”.

Reactions from Chinese scholars

Teng Biao

Teng Biao, a human rights specialist at Hunter College in New York, told ICT that the bill “will have a profound impact on relations between Tibet and China.”

“The Chinese government has completely trampled international law, its own Constitution, violated the policy of regional ethnic autonomy, and carried out a policy of brutal repression in ethnic minority areas, including Tibet,” Teng said. “The government has deprived the people of their freedom and basic human rights while implementing a policy of cultural genocide to restrict and eliminate the cultural, ethnic and religious identity of Tibetans.

Teng welcomed the legislation, concluding that “in such circumstances, precision and clarity of the position of the United States and other democratic countries on the Tibet-China issue is particularly urgent and important for basic human rights and the political future of the Tibetans”.

Hu Ping

Hu Ping, writer and editor of Beijing Spring Magazine in New York, said the bill is timely because it comes at “a time when the human rights situation in Tibet continues to deteriorate. Tibetan autonomy continues to be grossly trampled upon and the Chinese government is intensifying its barbaric policy of eliminating the national consciousness and national identity of Tibetans.

Hu believes the bill not only helps promote the cause of freedom for Tibetans, but also the cause of the Chinese people, as well as global justice and peace. Hu added that the Dalai Lama’s middle way approach is receiving growing understanding and support from the Chinese people.

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