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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Statement welcoming the U.S. Delegation meeting H.H. Dalai Lama at Dharamshala in India

On 19th June, a bipartisan US delegation led by former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Michael McCaul, the Republican chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, met the Tibetan spiritual leader, the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, India. This comes in line with the U.S. recently legislated ‘The Resolve Tibet’ Act by which the stance of the U.S. has been clearly delivered to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) that America stands with the people of Tibet against its illegal occupation of Tibet by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) led PRC.

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of People’s Republic of China invaded Tibet in 1950 after which their agenda of sinicization of Tibet has been running in its full fervour. Tibet has been eroded of social stability and harmony by the rising CCP authoritarianism in the region. A recent report by the human rights experts of the UN revealed the various oppressive practises the CCP has been inflicting upon Tibetans, in the form of forced assimilation of the Tibetan identity into the dominant Han identity of mainland China.

Millions of ethnic Tibetan children are separated from their families early on to be sent to boarding schools funded by the CCP where they are taught Mandarin and brainwashed to embrace the Chinese culture; as a result of which the new generations have lost their ability to speak fluently in their own language and know little about their own-Tibetan history, culture and religion. Moreover, the PRC also vies for the rich natural resources of the Tibet and exploits them for its own authoritarian ambitions. It has disrupted the ‘Water Tower of Asia’ with its infrastructural activities and controlled the hydrological data and the flow of the rivers to disrupt the countries that are dependent on these rivers. Thus, the CCP ignores culture, identity, language and livelihoods to fulfil its hegemonic expansion.

As the Indo-Tibet border disputes remain pertinent (the Tibet side being under control of the PRC), the reassertions of the PRC’s territorial dominance over Tibet is intensifying. At such a juncture, the U.S. delegation brings a fresh blow of progress in the efforts to contain and suppress PRC’s fiendish efforts to erode Tibet’s identity.

The PRC has warned the U.S. of “So-called resolute measures” to firmly defend its sovereignty, security and development interests if the new ‘Tibet-China dispute bill’ is signed into law by the US President. However, the fact remains that the CCP has been and is committing gross human rights violations and other atrocities that the Tibetans are being subjected to for so many decades now and this must cease. Red Lantern Analytica extends its dedicated support and commitment to finding solutions to the longstanding Tibet’s occupation by the PRC and requests the global community stay vocal against the tyranny of the CCP-led PRC.

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