US imposes visa ban on Chinese officials disallowing American enter Tibet. The Congress has passed a significant bipartisan bill intended to deny the entry of officials from China who kept American government officials, citizens and journalists out of Tibet and wanted to have a full access to the US.
The US has showed concern in the past about the disabled access to Tibet for American diplomats, journalists, academics and others to give an account of charged religious persecution and human rights infringement in the previous home of the Dalai Lama, the banished Tibetan leader.
“The Reciprocal Act to Tibet Act is about fairness, human rights and careful US diplomacy at its core,” Pramila Jayapal, an Indian-American Congresswoman said on the House Floor. “For too long, China restricted access to Tibet, preventing journalists from observing human rights abuses in Tibet and preventing Tibetan Americans from visiting their home country. This bill seeks to reset that table.”
The legislation was passed by a unanimous voice vote, comes in the midst of the Trump administration forcing enormous trade import duties on China that has begun affecting the Chinese economy.
The ‘Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act’, which looks to guarantee that Americans are given a same access to Tibet that Chinese subjects have to the United States, was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Republican Congresswoman said , “I was worried that China’s bully tactics on display had extended so far that our United States Congress had no longer had the will, no longer had the desire to speak out in support of Tibet.”