A readout of the meeting issued by the White House said Biden did raise the issues with Xi during the summit meeting in Woodside, California.
-by Deccan Herald
San Francisco: Expressing concern that the issue of Tibet did not come up during the Joe Biden-Xi Jinping meeting, the International Campaign for Tibet has urged the US president to press Beijing to return to direct dialogue with the representatives of the Tibetan people.
‘Xi’s meeting with President Biden takes place at a critical moment as the Chinese leader has ruthless control in Tibet, including intensive securitisation of the Tibetan Plateau and unprecedented Sinification of the Tibetan people. It is most important raise these concerns directly with President Xi,” the International Campaign for Tibet said in a statement.
Tibetans, Uyghurs, and many other groups, including the Chinese people themselves, have been denied the freedom to raise their grievances and seek redress from the Chinese government. Xi and his officials must hear their voices too, and the Biden administrationhas an opportunity to push them to listen, it said.
However, a readout of the meeting issued by the White House said Biden did raise the issues with Xi during the summit meeting in Woodside, California. “Biden underscored the universality of human rights and the responsibility of all nations to respect their international human rights commitments. He raised concerns regarding PRC (People’s Republic of China) human rights abuses, including in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong,” the White House said.
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