Watch as House Committee approves Tibet Access bill
In this special update for ICT members, you can watch highlights of the US House Judiciary Committee hearing where the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act was unanimously approved.
Take Action for Tibet!
As you saw in the above video, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act—legislation that will help bring fairness to America’s relationship with China and shine a light on human rights abuses in Tibet. Under this bipartisan bill, Chinese officials who prevent Americans from entering Tibet will be denied entry to the US.
Now it’s time for the entire House to pass this bill. We need your help! Take action today: tell your Representative to cosponsor the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act and bring it to the House floor for a vote!
“We Tibetans long to go back and rebuild Tibet,” the Dalai Lama says in Sweden
After arriving in Malmo, Sweden, the Dalai Lama gave a talk on the “Art of Happiness and Peace” and spoke about his vision for a constructive end to the Tibet issue:
“As Tibetan refugees, now about 60 years, we always think about Tibet and to rebuild Tibet. We want to be broadminded, not narrow minded. Therefore, we are very much willing to remain within the People’s Republic of China given that they respect Tibetan culture, language, environment. These are in accordance with the Chinese Constitution.”
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Tashi Wangchuk’s appeal rejected by Chinese court
Newly translated court documents exposed China’s sham prosecution of Tibetan language rights advocate Tashi Wangchuk, who faces five years in prison after his appeal was rejected. Tashi Wangchuk was detained after appearing in a New York Times video about the importance of protecting the Tibetan language.
The appeal rejection states that Wangchuk “attacked the state’s policies” and does not deny that a confession may have been made under torture.
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