China accuses United States of trying to destabilise Tibet

Clay Curtis
October 19, 2020

A Tibetan activist, living in-exile, taking part in a silent protest against China's alleged oppressive rule in Tibet, at McLeod Ganj, near Dharamsala, India.

Pompeo issued the statement after announcing the Assistant Secretary Robert A. Destro of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor as the United States Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, according to a State Department press release.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed concern about the repression of the Tibetan community by China. Experts in China have said that the recent decision of the U.S. is sure to stun the dragon.

'We believe Tibet's future will be better.

The coordinator is in charge of urging China to respect human rights and of leading the USA efforts to promote dialogue between China and the Dalai Lama. They will push for the protection of their human rights. Destro will also support American efforts to address human needs in the region.

The United States has already banned Chinese Communist Party officials who committed atrocities in Tibet.

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Top officials in Chinese-administered Tibet on Thursday defended a vocational training program that some critics have called coercive, and urged Tibetans not to "overdo" religion, during a briefing with foreign journalists on a rare visit to the region. It was recognized as a law in the USA in December 2018.

The US supports the autonomy of Tibet.

Pompeo stated that 'the United States is concerned with the repression of the Tibetan community by the People's Republic of China (PRC), including lack of meaningful autonomy, deteriorating human rights situation in Tibetan territories, and severe restrictions on Tibetan religious freedom and cultural traditions.

Since a year ago, the Trump administration stepped up criticisms of China's handling of Tibet especially the issue of appointment of the Dalai Lama's successor.

At a Thursday press briefing in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, regional chairman Che Dalha said China had "never restricted foreigners' entry into Tibet". "We are delighted to know that you will support in engaging Tibetan leaders and worldwide partners and experts to address the Tibet's issues", Speaker Jungney said.

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