The favorite of the us presidential race, Democratic candidate Joe Biden has promised to press China on the issue of Tibet if he wins the election. This is reported by The Times of India.
Biden noted that his foreign policy will be based on humanitarian values. “I will work with our allies to put pressure on Beijing and bring it back to direct dialogue with representatives of Tibet,” he said. The politician also promised to impose new sanctions against China, personally meet with the Dalai Lama, and expand Voice of America’s broadcast in Tibetan.
Earlier it was reported that the United States will impose new sanctions against China because of human rights violations in Tibet. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo clarified that this will happen because the Chinese authorities refuse to allow American diplomats, politicians and journalists to enter the region. At the same time, in his opinion, “access to the Tibetan territories is becoming increasingly important for the stability of the region, given the violations of human rights by the Communist party of China (CPC).”
Tibet was forcibly annexed to China in the middle of the last century. Since XI Jinping came to power in 2012, the CPC has strengthened its policy of cultural assimilation of ethnic minorities, which has mostly affected the Tibetan and Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous regions.