Bhuchung Tsering, Director of the International Campaign for Tibet, said today before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China that the U.S. needs to adopt a holistic approach towards trying to resolve the human rights and political situation inside Tibet.

In addition to Tsering, the Commission’s two-panel roundtable included Arthur Holcombe, President, Tibet Poverty Alleviation Fund, Elliot Sperling, Chair of Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Dr. Justin Rudelson, Executive Director, University of Maryland Institute for Global Chinese Affairs, and Dr. Dolkun Kamberi, Director, Institute for Silk Road Studies.

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China was created by Congress in October 2000, with the legislative mandate to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China, and to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress.

The Commission is made up of nine senators, nine members of the House of Representatives and five senior Administration officials appointed by the President.

The current Chair is Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana), and the Co-Chair is Congressman Doug Bereuter (R-Nebraska).

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