Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Wed 20, Feb 2019 09:17 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Tibetan culture, religion and identity revitalized in exile: Dalai Lama
TYC announces 'Chalo Delhi' to mark the 60 years of resistance
Women should take more active role in promoting human values, says Dalai Lama
ITFA leads tribute to the victims of Pulwama terror attack
UN experts ask China to explain crackdown on anti mining protesters
US Senators reintroduce bill to counter China’s political influence in US, worldwide
Satellite detects construction, expansion of more gulags in Tibet
SFT India holds concert in Indian capital on ‘Tibetan Independence day’
Pema Tseden’s ‘Jinpa’ wins Top honour at festival of Asian Cinema
CTA holds ‘thank you America’ event at the Capitol hill in DC
 Latest Photo News
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives to begin his four day teaching on the request of a Taiwanese group, Tsuglakhang courtyard, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, October . 3, 2018. OHHDL Photo/Ven. Tenzin Jamphel
Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses the gathering during the 50th year celebration of Tibet Insitute Rikon. The event was attended by around 4000 people from all parts of Europe. Around 4000 people have come to attend the function organised by Tibet Institute Rikon with support of Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtensein. Winterthur, September 22, 2018. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
US House of Representatives Sends Strong Tibet Message to China and Bush on Eve of Beijing Olympics
ICT[Thursday, July 31, 2008 20:02]
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday condemned China for its 'broken promises' in the buildup to the Olympics and called upon President Bush, who is attending the Games' Opening Ceremonies, to make a strong public statement in Beijing about China's repression of human rights and to request a visit to Tibet.

"President Bush must use the opportunity provided by his attendance at the Olympics to make clear to President Hu that the United States expects the Chinese to begin sincere and concrete negotiations with the Dalai Lama on the future of Tibet," said Todd Stein, ICT's Director of Government Relations. "The House expects progress not promises at a time of crisis for the Tibetan people. ICT commends the House leadership and Chairman Berman and his Foreign Affairs Committee colleagues for advancing this timely legislation."

H.Res. 1370, passed yesterday by a vote of 419 to 1, cites the Chinese government's refusal to engage the Dalai Lama in substantive, face-to-face discussions on the future of Tibet, its failure to meet international standards for refugee protection (citing the shooting of a 17-year old Tibetan nun escaping into exile by Chinese border guards), and its broken promise to allow full media access to China and Tibet. Since March, the Tibetan plateau has been virtually sealed off to the outside world following a tidal wave of protests against Chinese rule, and is now under martial law in all but name.

The resolution calls on President Bush to press the Chinese government to:
  1. "begin earnest negotiations, without preconditions, directly with His Holiness the Dalai Lama or his representatives, on the future of Tibet to provide for a mutually agreeable solution that addresses the legitimate grievances of, and provides genuine autonomy for, the Tibetan people;"
  2. seek to visit Tibet while in China;
  3. guarantee unrestricted travel by journalists and visitors to Tibet;
    and
  4. make a strong public statement on China's human rights situation, both prior to his departure and while in Beijing.
The resolution was introduced by Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and was approved by the bipartisan committee on July 24.

This action by the House mirrors a resolution adopted by the European Parliament earlier this month, and reflects a series of recent reports by leading international human rights organizations critiquing China's human rights performance on the eve of the Beijing Olympics. On August 6, the International Campaign for Tibet will release a comprehensive report on the stepped up campaign of repression against Tibetans since the March uprising. Other reports include those by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Hunger strike unto death in Nepal ends
China forces edits of Australian books
Southasian Tibet
US House of Representatives Sends Strong Tibet Message to China and Bush on Eve of Beijing Olympics
Leaking State Secrets: Beijing Finds Nothing Noble in Speaking Out on Human Rights
Tibet refugees in lurch without RC
Few foreigners in Tibet despite re-opening after riots
Dispatches from Tibet
China to limit Web access during Olympic Games
US says China has 'nothing to fear' from Internet
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement