On Wednesday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m., Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), will unveil legislation to help the Tibetans safeguard their identity as a people and a nation, and to support His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s efforts to achieve a negotiated solution for Tibet. Its introduction coincides with a three-week visit by the Dalai Lama to Minneapolis, St. Paul, Salt Lake City, Portland, San Jose, San Francisco, Madison, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
- Date: Wednesday, May 9
- Time: 9:30 a.m.
- Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery (U.S. Capitol)
Tibet was invaded and occupied by the Chinese military more than 50 years ago. Under Chinese rule Tibetans have suffered widespread discrimination, religious persecution, imprisonment and torture for their beliefs, and denial of their right to self-determination. Their distinct identity is now also imperilled by China’s policies of population resettlement.