China condemns United States legislation on Tibet

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China on Thursday, condemned the United States for passing a fresh law over restive Tibet with a saying that it was “resolutely opposed” to the legislation of the US on what the Chinese considers it as an internal affair, and also it has risked causing a “serious harm” into their relation.

The US President Donald Trump has on Wednesday, signed into a law Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act. Through the law, it promotes access to Tibet for the US diplomats and officials, citizens and journalists too by denying the US entry for Chinese officials that deemed responsible for restricting the access to Tibet.

In 1950, Beijing had sent its troops to mountainous Tibet into remote, what they officially termed it as a peaceful liberation and then has ruled Tibet ever since with an iron fist.

According to news reports, in a daily briefing, Chinese foreign minister spokesperson Hua Chunying said the law “sent seriously wrong signals to Tibetan separatist elements”, with threats in order to worsen the bilateral ties which was strained by trade issues and other tensions.

Chunying said, “If the United States implements this law, it will cause serious harm to China-U.S. relations and to the cooperation in important areas between the two countries.”

She further said the US must be fully aware of high sensitivity in the Tibet issue and must now stop interfering, otherwise be responsible for and get ready to face the consequences.

All foreigners requires to get special permission to enter Tiber like tourists, but foreign journalists and diplomats are very infrequent regarding the permission. Chunying said reports stated 40,000 American visitors have visited Tibet since 2015. However, Tibetan rights group has welcomed the US legislation.

In a statement, group’s president Matteo Mecacci said, “The U.S. let Beijing know that its officials will face real consequences for discriminating against Americans and Tibetans and has blazed a path for other countries to follow.”


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