Left Menu
Development News Edition

US lawmaker Scott Perry introduces bill to recognise Tibet as separate, independent nation

US lawmaker Scott Perry has introduced a bill recognising Tibet as a separate and independent country.

ANI | Washington DC | Updated: 29-05-2020 14:57 IST | Created: 29-05-2020 14:42 IST
US lawmaker Scott Perry introduces bill to recognise Tibet as separate, independent nation
US House Representative Scott Perry (File pic). Image Credit: ANI

US lawmaker Scott Perry has introduced a bill recognizing Tibet as a separate and independent country. The bill was introduced and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Tuesday (May 19), the Central Tibetan Administration, also known as the Tibetan Government in Exile, said in a report on May 25.

The bill has been sent to the White House for the further recognition of US President Donald Trump. Scott Perry, Rep from Pennsylvania, was among the 32 members of Congress who signed the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission's bipartisan letter to the US Secretary of State in May 2019 urging the Trump Administration to promptly implement key legislations--Tibet Policy Act of 2002 and the 2018 Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act--passed by Congress to guide United States policy on Tibet.

The bill further seeks to ramp up pressure on Beijing as both the US and China have entered a tussle on coronavirus and trade-related issues. Perry has also issued a similar bill for Hong Kong on May 22 to stand with the people of Hong Kong and support their fight for freedom and democracy.

During a meeting of the National People's Congress in Beijing this week, the CCP proposed an expansive national security law for Hong Kong - to ban subversion of CCP power, secession, foreign influence, and terrorism. The law is the latest attack on Hong Kong's independence by Mainland China and further erosion of Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy. Last year, Hong Kong experienced six months of mass protest over a bill that would've allowed for 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 across the world. The United States cannot tolerate further erosion of Hong Kong's rights, and we'll continue to lead the international community in condemning China's actions," Perry said in a statement published on his official website.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Why COVID-19 is unstoppable in USA despite it being ranked at the top of GHS Index?

Several worst-hit countries such as Italy, France, Spain, the UK, Canada, and Russia have peaked COVID-19 cases in April. Almost all of them have gradually flattened the curve. However, the USA is setting new daily records of infections tha...

COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

Videos

Latest News

Telangana HC extends stay on demolition of Secretariat

Eds Adds a word in 7th para Hyderabad, July 13 PTI The Telangana High Court on Monday extended the temporary stay on demolition of buildingsof the state Secretariat till July 15. A division bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauha...

Conservative Polish president wins 2nd term after tight race

Polish President Andrzej Duda, a conservative who ran a campaign with homophobic and anti-Semitic overtones, narrowly won a second five-year term in a bitterly fought weekend election, defeating the liberal Warsaw mayor, according to a near...

COVID-19: Vedanta launches phase 2 of 'meal for all' programme

Mining giant Vedanta Ltd on Monday said it has launched the second phase of its meal for all programme under which it would provide meals to 38,000 daily wage earners and their families across Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The programme will...

Our players need to develop attitude like Megan Rapinoe, says Maymol Rocky

Indian womens football team head coach Maymol Rocky has urged players to develop an attitude towards the game similar to the 2019 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball and Golden Boot Award winner USAs Megan Rapinoe. In a chat with AIFF TV, Maymol inf...

Give Feedback