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Bipartisan resolution supporting the Dalai Lama and Tibet introduced in the US Senate

November 17, 2017

A bipartisan Concurrent Resolution (S. Con. Res. 30) was introduced to the Senate on November 16, 2017 asking the Trump Administration to make Tibet an important factor in US-China relations. The Resolution calls on the Trump Administration to fully implement the US Tibetan Policy Act, to promote access of US citizens to Tibet, and to encourage China “to enter into a dialogue with the Dalai Lama or his representatives leading to a negotiated agreement with respect to Tibet.” It complements a similar resolution introduced in the House of Representatives (H. Con. Res. 89) on November 1, 2017.

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U.S. State Department report on Tibetan-Chinese dialogue faults Beijing for impasse

In its annual report to Congress on the status of talks between the Chinese and Tibetans, the U.S. State Department faults the Chinese government for the impasse in the dialogue, and for “creating a cycle of repression” in Tibet that has led to the self-immolation crisis. “The U.S. government makes clear its expectation that Beijing […]

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ICT testifies on Capitol Hill on situation in Tibet

On July 25, ICT Vice President Bhuchung Tsering testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing entitled, “Investigating the Chinese Threat, Part Two: Human Rights Abuses, Torture and Disappearances.” Tsering spoke of the message of the self-immolators in Tibet, and showed the committee a poster featuring the faces and names of the […]

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House committee says no new Chinese consulates in the US until the US gets one in Lhasa, Tibet

A House panel says China cannot build new consulates in the United States until it allows a U.S. consulate in Lhasa, Tibet. The language was contained in provisions to authorize a U.S. consulate in Lhasa and a Tibet section in the U.S. embassy in Beijing. These were included in the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, passed […]

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U.S. House approves legislation to promote the Tibetan-Chinese dialogue, expand U.S. diplomatic presence in Tibet

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation that advances policy on Tibet and authorizes funding for programs that support Tibetans. The provisions were included in H.R. 2410, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011, which passed the full House by a vote of 235 to187 on June 10, 2009. “Congress […]

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China complains US interfering in internal affairs

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has once again told the United States to stop ‘interfering in China’s internal affairs’ following the release of the third annual report to Congress on Tibet negotiations. A report on the official website the China Tibet Information Service quotes China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Qin Gang as saying that the report made […]

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Secretary of State Rice reports to Congress on Tibet Negotiations, details extensive US efforts to encourage dialogue between the Chinese Government and the Dalai Lama

In the third annual report to Congress on the status of Tibet negotiations, the Bush Administration has reaffirmed that encouraging substantive dialogue between the Dalai Lama and the Chinese leadership is a key objective of his administration’s policy and that lack of resolution of the Tibetan problem will be a stumbling block to fuller political […]

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United States calls for dialogue on Tibet without preconditions

The United States has said it continues to press for “a dialogue without preconditions” to resolve the Tibetan issue. In its “Report on Tibet Negotiations” submitted to Congress on June 23, 2004, it said, “The lack of resolution of these problems leads to greater tensions inside China and will be a stumbling block to fuller […]

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Dalai Lama with President Bush

President Bush welcomes the Dalai Lama to the White House for second time, reiterates strong support

Meeting with the Dalai Lama at the White House on September 10, President Bush expressed his “strong support” for the Dalai lama’s efforts to find a negotiated solution with the Chinese leadership. The Dalai Lama arrived in the U.S. capital on September 8 to begin a four-day schedule of meetings with U.S. Government leaders and […]

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President assigns Secretary of State to submit Tibet negotiations report to Congress

President George Bush has delegated to the Secretary of State the submission of “certain recurring reports,” including on Tibet Negotiations Status, to the Congress. This is part of an Executive Order issued on July 31, 2003. In the order, President Bush said, “This order is intended only to improve the internal management of the executive […]

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President Bush reports to Congress on Tibet negotiations, details US efforts to encourage dialogue between the Chinese Government

In the first-ever presidential report to Congress on the status of Tibet negotiations, President Bush has affirmed that encouraging substantive dialogue between the Dalai Lama and the Chinese leadership is a key objective of his administration’s policy and that lack of resolution of the Tibetan problem will be a stumbling block to fuller political and […]

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President Bush reports to Congress about US action on Tibet-China negotiations

As required by the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002, President George Bush has directed Secretary of State Colin Powell to forward to the U.S. Congress a report on action taken by the United States to encourage negotiations between the Dalai Lama and the Chinese leadership to resolve the Tibetan problem. In a memo to the […]

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Congress passes resolution on Panchen Lama, Tibet dialogue before Jiang visit

On October 10, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Res. 410 by unanimous consent. The passage of this resolution, along with the recent passage of the Tibetan Policy Act, which also urges Tibetan-Chinese dialogue, demonstrates strong Congressional support for Tibet ahead of Jiang Zemin’s upcoming visit to the U.S. Introduced by Congressman Christopher Smith […]

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Major Tibet legislation signed into law, urges ‘substantive dialogue’ between Dalai Lama and Beijing

US President George Bush signed the Tibetan Policy Act (TPA) into law yesterday as part of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003 (H.R. 1646). The Tibetan Policy Act was introduced in May 2001 as S. 852 by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Craig Thomas (R-WY) and as H.R. 1779 by […]

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ICT welcomes unanimous passage of Panchen Lama Resolution in US Senate

(ICT) Washington, D.C. – On June 4 the United States Senate unanimously passed S. Res. 252, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding human rights violations in Tibet, the Panchen Lama, and the need for dialogue between the Chinese leadership and the Dalai Lama or his representatives. “The fact that this resolution achieved swift passage […]

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