The bill proposes that the United States make it a policy to protect the Tibetan People’s right to self–determination under international law and that their ability to exercise this right is precluded by the current People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) policies; and that the conflict between Tibet and the PRC is unresolved, and that the legal status of Tibet remains to be determined in accordance with international law. The legislation makes it clear that the only path ahead is to embrace His Holiness‘ Middle Way approach, which is based on negotiation in good faith and without preconditions, to establish genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people within the framework of the constitution of the People’s Republic of China.
Appreciating the efforts of Congressman Jim McGovern, Congressman Michael McCaul, Senator Jeff Merkley and Senator Todd Young, Kalon Norzin Dolma of the Department of Information and International Relations, CTA, said, “The reintroduction of the bipartisan bill in both the Houses of the US Congress is yet another demonstration of the U.S lawmakers’ commitment to giving a much-needed impetus to the resolution of the long-standing unresolved Sino-Tibet conflict through Middle Way Approach”.
“Such strong demonstration of solidarity by the U.S reaffirms the Tibetan people’s faith and trust in the just leadership of the U.S. and their steadfast commitment to protecting and advancing cherished American values by defending those striving for peace, democracy, freedom and human rights everywhere. The proposal of this bill has undeniably deepened the optimism of Tibetans inside Tibet who, as we speak, are continually subjected to severe repression,” Kalon Norzin Dolma said.
Acknowledging the United States’ firm and perpetual support towards the cause of Tibet, Kalon appealed for support from members of the U.S Congress to translate the Tibet bill “Promoting a Resolution to Tibet–China Conflict” into policy as a way forward to resolve the long–standing Sino–Tibetan conflict.
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