Wednesday, April 9, 2008

US Congress passes new Tibet legislation, condemns China's crackdown in Tibet

On April 8, as the arrival of the Olympic torch was met by Tibetans and Tibet activists in San Francisco, the U.S. House of Representatives debated House Resolution 1077 calling on China to end its crackdown in Tibet and for the Beijing government to enter into a results-based dialogue with the Dalai Lama. On the morning of April 9, H.R. 1077 passed overwhelmingly by a vote of 413 to 1. H.R. 1077 was introduced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others, including the nine members who made up a delegation that visited the Dalai Lama in Dharmsala in March as the crackdown in Tibet began to unfold. The full text of H.R. 1077 follows.

"We're particularly pleased in this resolution to see the attention paid to the Tibet Policy Act and the U.S. Congress call for a US Consulate in Lhasa. Full Article Link

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