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Secretary Rice urges China to address Tibet policies that have created tensions

Secretary Condoleezza Rice has expressed sadness at the Chinese action on peaceful Tibetan protests and has urged China “to address policies in Tibetan areas that have created tensions due to their impact on Tibetan religion, culture, and livelihoods.” In a statement on March 15, 2008, Secretary Rice said, “President Bush has consistently encouraged the Chinese […]

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Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony: transcripts of speeches

President Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Speaker Pelosi, and representatives from both sides of the House gave unique tributes to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the ceremony on Capitol Hill on October 17 to honor the Dalai Lama with the Congressional Gold Medal. Transcripts of the speeches are published below. The video includes the […]

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Congress sends a message to Bush administration that China needs to get its house in order, including on Tibet

The House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing today on “The Future of Political, Economic and Security Relations with China.” This was the Committee’s second China hearing, following a hearing on Tibet in March. Chairman Tom Lantos and Ranking Republican Member Ileana Ros-Lehtinen made several strong statements regarding Tibet and the dialogue between envoys of […]

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Speaker Pelosi says solution to Tibet will bolster China’s international reputation

United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that ‘A negotiated agreement’ between Tibetan envoys and Chinese authorities “would ensure internal stability in Tibet and bolster China’s reputation in the world.” In a statement released on the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day on March 10, 2007, Pelosi […]

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