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China Demands Dalai Lama’s Political Revisions Amid US Congressional Visit: Geopolitical Tensions Escalate

Beijing,20-06-2024:  China emphasized the Dalai Lama must revise his political stances for negotiations and urged the US to respect its sensitivities regarding Tibet, amid impending US legislation. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lin Jian reiterated that China’s approach to dialogue with the Dalai Lama hinges on a thorough reconsideration and correction of his political positions. This statement came in response to the recent visit of a high-profile US Congressional delegation to Dharamsala, where they met with the Dalai Lama and criticized China’s Tibet policies.

The US delegation’s visit coincided with the impending signing of the Tibet policy bill by President Joe Biden, which aims to counter China’s narrative on Tibet and promote dialogue between Beijing and the Dalai Lama, who has been in India since 1959. China had previously urged President Biden against signing the bill, warning of serious consequences.

Lin Jian further urged the US to recognize the sensitivity and significance of Tibet-related issues and to refrain from engaging with the Dalai Lama and his group in ways that could be seen as endorsing their separatist agenda. He condemned the Tibetan government-in-exile as an illegal organization that China does not recognize, accusing it of attempting to use international pressure to force Beijing into negotiations.

Following their meeting with the Dalai Lama, US Congressman Michael McCaul asserted the Tibetan people’s right to self-determination and religious freedom, defying warnings from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He underscored that Tibetans should be allowed to freely practice their religion and expressed solidarity with their cultural and historical identity.

McCaul highlighted the delegation’s defiance of CCP warnings against their visit, emphasizing that Tibet is not historically part of China and that Tibetans should have a say in their future. He criticized CCP’s efforts to suppress Tibetan culture and expressed hope for the Dalai Lama’s return to Tibet under peaceful conditions.

The US delegation included members from both parties and presented the Dalai Lama with symbolic gifts of support. McCaul stressed the significance of their visit amidst CCP’s propaganda on Tibet and reiterated US commitment to challenging China’s policies in the region.

Overall, the visit and subsequent statements reflect ongoing tensions between the US and China over Tibet-related issues, underscoring broader geopolitical implications and human rights concerns.

China emphasized the Dalai Lama must revise his political stances for negotiations and urged the US to respect its sensitivities regarding Tibet, amid impending US legislation. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lin Jian reiterated that China’s approach to dialogue with the Dalai Lama hinges on a thorough reconsideration and correction of his political positions. This statement came in response to the recent visit of a high-profile US Congressional delegation to Dharamsala, where they met with the Dalai Lama and criticized China’s Tibet policies.

The US delegation’s visit coincided with the impending signing of the Tibet policy bill by President Joe Biden, which aims to counter China’s narrative on Tibet and promote dialogue between Beijing and the Dalai Lama, who has been in India since 1959. China had previously urged President Biden against signing the bill, warning of serious consequences.

Lin Jian further urged the US to recognize the sensitivity and significance of Tibet-related issues and to refrain from engaging with the Dalai Lama and his group in ways that could be seen as endorsing their separatist agenda. He condemned the Tibetan government-in-exile as an illegal organization that China does not recognize, accusing it of attempting to use international pressure to force Beijing into negotiations.

Following their meeting with the Dalai Lama, US Congressman Michael McCaul asserted the Tibetan people’s right to self-determination and religious freedom, defying warnings from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He underscored that Tibetans should be allowed to freely practice their religion and expressed solidarity with their cultural and historical identity.

McCaul highlighted the delegation’s defiance of CCP warnings against their visit, emphasizing that Tibet is not historically part of China and that Tibetans should have a say in their future. He criticized CCP’s efforts to suppress Tibetan culture and expressed hope for the Dalai Lama’s return to Tibet under peaceful conditions.

The US delegation included members from both parties and presented the Dalai Lama with symbolic gifts of support. McCaul stressed the significance of their visit amidst CCP’s propaganda on Tibet and reiterated US commitment to challenging China’s policies in the region.

Overall, the visit and subsequent statements reflect ongoing tensions between the US and China over Tibet-related issues, underscoring broader geopolitical implications and human rights concerns.