US lawmaker Scott Perry has introduced a bill recognizing Tibet as a separate and independent country.
The bill was presented and referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday May 19, the Tibet central government, also known as the Tibetan government in exile, said in a report on May 25.
The bill was sent to the White House for recognition of US President Donald Trump.
Scott Perry, a representative from Pennsylvania, was among the 32 members of Congress who signed the bipartisan letter from the Human Rights Commission from Tom Lantos to the US Secretary of State in May 2019 urging the Trump administration to quickly implement the main legislations – Tibet Policy Act of 2002 and the 2018 law on reciprocal access to Tibet – adopted by Congress to guide American policy on Tibet.
The bill also aims to increase pressure on Beijing, with the United States and China having entered into conflict over the coronavirus and trade-related problems.
Perry also released a similar bill for Hong Kong on May 22 to support the people of Hong Kong and support their struggle for freedom and democracy.
At a meeting of the National People’s Congress in Beijing this week, the CCP proposed an expansive national security law for Hong Kong – to prohibit the subversion of the CCP power, secession, foreign influence and terrorism. The law is the latest attack on Hong Kong’s independence by mainland China and a further erosion of Hong Kong’s freedoms and autonomy. Last year, Hong Kong experienced six months of mass protests against a bill that would have allowed the arrest and extradition of Hong Kong residents and foreign visitors to mainland China.
“An attack on Hong Kong’s freedoms is an attack on democracy and independence around the world. The United States cannot tolerate a further erosion of Hong Kong’s rights, and we will continue to lead the international community in condemning China’s actions, “Perry said in a statement on his official website.
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