January 30, 2023 03:21 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Hockey Men's World Cup 2023: India beat Japan 8-0 in classification match | Amid row, Kerala Congress screens controversial BBC documentary on PM Modi in Thiruvananthapuram | Republic Day Parade to showcase India’s indigenous military prowess, cultural diversity | Mulayam Singh Yadav, Zakir Hussain conferred Padma Vibhushan award | Dilip Mahalanabis, who pioneered ORS use, to be awarded Padma Vibhushan
US Representatives Jim McGovern, Michael McCaul introduce legislation to promote peaceful resolution to Tibet-China conflict Tibet-China
Representational image by Hassam Rabaj on Flickr via Wikimedia Commons

US Representatives Jim McGovern, Michael McCaul introduce legislation to promote peaceful resolution to Tibet-China conflict

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Jul 2022, 10:05 pm

Washington: US Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Cochair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and Michael McCaul (R-TX), Lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, recently introduced legislation to strengthen the United States’ policy to promote dialogue between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Dalai Lama toward a peaceful resolution of the conflict between Tibet and the PRC.

The Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Conflict Act seeks to strengthen the long-standing, bipartisan U.S. policy of promoting dialogue by ensuring that US policy is based on principles of international law, and accurately reflects the nature of the conflict between Tibet and the PRC.

The legislation seeks to jump start negotiations between PRC officials and the Dalai Lama or his representatives.

No formal dialogue has happened since 2010, and Chinese officials continue to make unreasonable demands of the Dalai Lama as a condition for further dialogue, read Jim McGovern's website.

“Congress has had a long and abiding interest in a peaceful resolution to the conflict between Tibet and China,” said Representative McGovern.

“The United States government has consistently called on Chinese officials to return to dialogue, without preconditions. But that hasn’t worked. The Chinese continue to turn their backs on the Dalai Lama. Our bipartisan legislation seeks to strengthen US policy by grounding it in international law and countering Chinese disinformation, with the aim of getting the two sides to negotiate a durable solution,” McGovern added.

“The Chinese Communist Party’s invasion of Tibet in 1950, and its repression of Tibetans ever since, set the stage for the CCP’s ongoing territorial aggression and human rights atrocities,” said Representative McCaul.

“Their attempts to steal peoples’ freedoms and rewrite history continue to threaten American values and our national security interests today. This bipartisan bill will help ensure Tibetans have a say in their own future, and reject the CCP lie that their tyranny over Tibet is historically legitimate,” McCaul said.