New Tibet Legislation Introduced in Congress
In this video update, ICT President Matteo Mecacci shares breaking news: the introduction of the groundbreaking Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019 in both the House and Senate of the US Congress. This is big!
New bill will sanction Chinese officials for interfering in the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation
A bill that will upgrade US support for Tibet and penalize Chinese officials for interfering in Tibetan religious practices to appoint the next Dalai Lama has now been introduced in both chambers of Congress. The bipartisan Tibetan Policy and Support Act was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Marco Rubio and in the House by Rep. James McGovern.
Among other things, the new bill will sanction Chinese officials for trying to interfere in the Dalai Lama’s succession and will prevent China from opening a new consulate in the US until a US consulate is allowed in Lhasa.
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The Dalai Lama delivers message of peace to gathering of academics, intellectuals and diplomats
Speaking in New Delhi earlier this month, the Dalai Lama called for a world with greater compassion:
“Before they go to school, children are open and friendly to each other. They don't care what religion or nationality their companions belong to, so long as they play together in a friendly way. Once they start school, however, they learn to pay more attention to secondary differences, such as religion, color, economic background…To counter this kind of discrimination, this sense of ‘us’ and ‘them,’ we need to cultivate a sense of oneness of 7 billion human beings.”
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