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U.S. Congress To Vote On Bill Recognizing Tibet As “Separate, Independent Country”

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U.S. Congress To Vote On Bill Recognizing Tibet As "Separate, Independent Country"

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On May 19th, US Senator Scott Perry introduced a bill to the US Congress that would “authorize the President to recognize the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China as a separate, independent country, and for other purposes”.

The bill, H.R. 6948 is sure to stir a bit of controversy with China.

The entire text of the bill hasn’t been revealed yet, but the title itself is quite showing – it is in line with recent US activities in continuously saying that Hong Kong should be left to fend for itself, as well as Taiwan, and opposes and Chinese territorial claims, be it land or maritime.

Rep Scott Perry was among the 32 members of Congress who signed the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission’s bipartisan letter to the US Secretary of State in May 2019 urging the Trump Administration to promptly implement key legislations—Tibet Policy Act of 2002 and the 2018 Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act—passed by Congress to guide United States policy on Tibet.

The Tibetan Autonomous Region with a total area of around 1,228,400 km2 (474,300 sq mi) encompasses the traditional Tibetan province of Utsang which includes areas of Utsang and part of Kham. The remaining two provinces of Kham and Amdo under Chinese rule has been divided as such; Kham was divided between Sichuan and Yunnan Chinese provinces and Amdo was divided between Gansu, Sichuan and Qinghai provinces.

There’s still no response from China’s side, but back in January 2020, the US House of Representatives passed a Tibet human rights bill, mentioned above.

The bill states that if Chinese officials interfere in the process of recognizing a successor or reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, they will be subject to sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act. It also calls for the establishment of a US consulate in Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Tibet is an internationally recognized autonomous region within the People’s Republic of China, though many Tibetans dispute the legitimacy of China’s rule.

“It should be clear that we support a positive and productive US-China relationship,” McGovern said ahead of the vote. “But it is essential that human rights of all the people in China are respected by their government.”

Much of the opposition to the bill came from members of the House Freedom Caucus. Fiscal conservatives took issue with spending authorized by the bill, adding up to about $27 million annually over the 2021-2025 period.

Back then, China’s state outlet CGTN published an opinion piece by William Jones, who is he Washington bureau chief for Executive Intelligence Review and a non-resident fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China.

According to him, the US Congress has no say in the future of Tibet.

“It’s not the first time that Congress has shown an interest in the region. In 2002, Congress passed the Tibet Policy Act, which called for political discussions between China and the Dalai Lama who had spent an awful lot of time soft-soaping U.S. legislators on the issue.

On several occasions in the 1980s, Congress, in legislation on the Ex-Im Bank, had treated Tibet as an independent “country,” provoking President Ronald Reagan to set the record straight. Signing the legislation into law, the president added a “signing statement” which reads: “I note that Tibet is listed as a country in section 8. The United States recognizes Tibet as part of the People’s Republic of China. I interpret Tibet’s inclusion as a separate country to be a technical oversight.” Reagan was no doubt being overly generous in his comment, as that inclusion in the legislation was no doubt intentional on the part of the Congress.

This latest legislation goes even further than the 2002 Tibet Policy Act that, demanding that the Tibetans be “free” to choose a successor to the Dalai Lama without any “interference” by the Chinese government. The selection of a religious leader in Tibet has always occurred in consultation with the Chinese government as early as the Qing period, when the position of a Dalai Lama was established in Tibet – in close consultation with the Qing government.”

Essentially, the January bill, as well as this new one being proposed are an exercise in futility, aimed at further raising the high tensions and to show that the US wouldn’t relent against the “Chinese regime.”

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Zionism = EVIL

Dumbass Americunt arseholes are trying to humiliate and break-up China and are also pushing tensions between India and China. In reality, the PRC should declare all of US an occupied state that needs to revert back to Mexico and Alaska back to Russia. The trailer trash dumbass lardass fucking cunts have stolen the US from native Americans and committed a real holocaust and then instituted racism and slavery and let the Jew parasites make life hell for the trailer trash.

Ashok Varma

Even a hatemonger like Modi can not get India into a war with China for his CIA masters. Indians are not that naive and understand US and western insidious agenda.

<>

You are not an Indian. You’re a Paki, a roach, or both.

Tommy Jensen

We from India are British as we have England in our hearts, and we were ancient British long time before US and China were doing it.

Garga

What a great job!
I mean motivating a reluctant China into support of separatist and secessionist movements in the US.
Similarly, they motivated us not long ago into supporting California to separate from the Union and become an independent country.
I’d say with support from outside and the presence of will inside, they can achieve independence.

Good job idiots!!

RD-180

Who is “us”?

Garga

Iran.

Tommy Jensen

This means that Tibet has the right under International law to invite an American legally to defend Tibet against the terrorists, legally! Period!
We were invited by Tibet’s government to defend their country against aggression, exactly why Putin said and they were doing it. Therefore its International legally!

beserker

What “International law”? You mean the one US and israel don’t give a fuck about?

RD-180

Ummmmmm, if Tibet is a member of the UN then you are right.

Blas de Lezo

Tibetans practiced some of the most barbaric rituals such as mutilations, cannibalism and the skinning of humans, had China not intervened they’d still be doing it as it is part of their religious beliefs.

Swift Laggard II

that is the same rationalization white supremacist colonizers used in their conquests – that others are savages

RD-180

Except that the people of Tibet have the right to vote and be elected. Residents of western colonies did not have that right.

beserker

The life of rural tibetans has improved a lot and people often forget that the tibetan buddhism was a feodal system where all the top monks owned all the land, it is not the buddhism shown in the hollywood movies.

Ronald

BS, you know nothing of Buddhism.

Simon Ndiritu

After police in the US have been killing minorities like there is no tomorrow, George Floyd being the latest, the Congress and White House have no shame in purporting to care for the rights of Tibetans https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/27/us/minneapolis-george-floyd-police-death/index.html?utm_source=twCNN&utm_term=link&utm_content=2020-05-27T09%3A22%3A03&utm_medium=social

beserker

Do you think that old white men who are the descent of ancien slave merchants and colons really care about Tibet…I personally have a slight doubt :D
Once again, a white cops tortured and murdered a black man in plain daylight in from of many witnesses. He did it without giving a shit about what he was doing, that means those people are in a completely different world and know they have nothing to fear from the system, but they care about Tibet, really!

Simon Ndiritu

They don’t care about anyone, they think this is a good way to threaten to divide China. I think this action will generate strong response from the Chinese.

Raptar Driver

Here we go with more passive aggressive Female angst type of foreign policy.
Some bitches never learn.

RD-180

If this bill is passed then war between Washington and Peking is inevitable.

Porc Halal

=))))… who gives the right to US to declair that?!…US itself!!…like the ottoman goatfucker aka erdocunt when he decided for him self that idlib and afrin shouldn’t be part of Syria or for example Lybia souldn’t be for lybians but for all jihadi goatfuckers from all over middle east and caucasus area…

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