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  • 20 Jul, 2022
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Captive Nations Week: ICT urges US Congress to pass Tibet conflict resolution bill

Washington DC:  This July, members of Congress introduced a bipartisan bill called the Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Conflict Act, which can help end China’s decades-long, illegal occupation of Tibet through peaceful dialogue between Chinese and Tibetan leaders. As the United States once again observes Captive Nations Week from July 17-23, Washinton-based advocacy group International Campaign for Tibet called on Congress to pass the Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Conflict Act without delay.

Reps. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and Michael McCaul, R-Texas, introduced the bill on July 13, 2022.

The Captive Nations Week declaration from 1959 is one of many US government documents from before and after China’s invasion of Tibet that list Tibet as separate from China. However, the Chinese government has seized on occasional inconsistencies in US statements to claim that the United States recognizes Tibet as part of China. China has even used these false claims to avoid dialogue with the representatives of the Dalai Lama.

Read more details about the bill here.

By Team TRC