With the 2020 presidential election down to the home stretch, Democratic nominee Joe Biden released a strong statement pledging that “a Biden-Harris administration will stand up for the people of Tibet.” Although the statement did not explicitly mention the TPSA, Biden did promise to meet with the Dalai Lama and railed against China’s erosion of Tibetans’ religious freedoms.

Earlier in the election cycle, the Republican Party’s national platform had said “cultural genocide” was taking place in Tibet.