US President Donald Trump signed a bill. A bill that allows for the establishment of a US embassy in Tibet and the construction of an international coalition to guarantee that the next Dalai Lama is named solely by the Tibetan Buddhist community without any intervention of China. The 2020 Tibetan Policy and Assistance Act activates and re-authorizes various Tibet-related services and regulations.
As part of a huge USD 2.3 trillion packages for the year-end bill that provides long-delayed coronavirus relief and finances the government, Trump signed the act on Sunday. Given China’s opposition, the US Senate unexpectedly passed the bill week ago.
It authorizes support to NGOs in favor of the Tibetan communities in Tibet; restricts new Chinese consulates in the United States until the establishment of a U.S. consulate in Lhasa. The policy now permits the US Special Coordinator’s Office for Tibetan Problems. This extends the office’s obligations to include new assignments. For example, pursuing international coalitions to guarantee that the next Dalai Lama is selected purely by the Tibetan Buddhist faith community.
It also orders the Secretary of State not to open up a new Chinese consulate in the US, unless the opening of an American consulate in Lhasa is approved by China. The US strategy is to take all necessary steps to keep accountable senior officials of the Chinese Government or Communist Party who are specifically interfering with the identification and appointment of the future 15th Dalai Lama of Tibetan Buddhism, the 14th Dalai Lama’s successor.
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Here’s more about the law by Donald Trump. The 14th Dalai Lama is seen by Beijing as a “separatist” working to separate Tibet from China. A few of the prominent initiatives approved by the US Congress involve travel bans and placing sanctions on Chinese officials. Making the observation that the Middle Way Solution is endorsed by the 14th Dalai Lama. The new policy says that the Dalai Lama has undertaken democratization within the Tibetan community, seeking genuine independence for the six million Tibetans in Tibet. It constructed his responsibilities related to politics to the elected 23 representatives of the Tibetan people in exile in 2011.
This new Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020 approves USD 1 million per annum for the Special US Coordinator on Tibet. It further includes USD 675,000 towards scholarship provisions and USD 575,000 for scholar exchange initiatives. In addition, it also approves USD8 million for the Tibetan Autonomous Regio and Communities in China and USD 6 million for Tibetans living in India along with USD3 million for Tibetan governance.