Washington Free Beacon 27 March 2021
Activists and former Trump administration officials are urging the Biden administration to respond to the growing human rights crisis in Tibet.
Robert Destro, former president Trump’s special envoy for Tibet and assistant secretary of state for human rights and labor, accused the Biden administration of neglecting Tibet, which remains tied as the least free country in the world, according to one human rights group. Even with an emerging human rights crisis during the 2020 American presidential election, then-candidate Biden’s campaign platform did not include a commitment to Tibet until days after a Washington Free Beacon report showed it had failed to do so. Destro’s former position remains vacant, which he said will only encourage Chinese aggression against Tibet.
“We need to do everything we can to keep the Tibetan community together,” Destro said. “The question is: what is the orientation of the [personnel]? Are they serious about who they are dealing with or not? Are they going to learn from history? How do you do business with people who will sell your kidneys?”
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