US China commission calls for access to Tibet, dialogue between China and Dalai Lama
United States lawmakers and the Trump Administration should push for reciprocal access to Tibet and renewed dialogue between China and the Dalai Lama’s representatives, according to a new report by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC).
The report recommends that members of the US Congress and Administration officials encourage China to respect, as a matter of religious freedom and as recognized under Chinese and international law, that the decision regarding the Dalai Lama’s succession or reincarnation must be reserved for the current Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhist leaders and the Tibetan people.
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Senator Rubio on Reciprocal Access to Tibet
“I’m confident that if we can get it onto the floor of the Senate in some form, it would pass without even a vote,” Senator Marco Rubio said of the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, adding “We want to get it there, we believe there’s support for it, and we’re working hard to get it accomplished.”
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