DHARAMSALA, 23 Dec: China has strongly objected to the passage of the Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020, along with the contents and clauses on Taiwan and Hong Kong in the legislation passed by the US Congress.
Citing clauses in the 900-billion-USD COVID-19 relief package on Tibet, Taiwan and Hong Kong, the Chinese state-run media CCTV quoted Beijing’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin as saying that “China resolutely opposes the passing of acts by the U.S. Congress which contain China-related negative content.”
“Tibet, Taiwan and Hong Kong affairs bear on China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. They are purely China’s internal affairs that brook no foreign interference,” Wang said in the report.
The spokesperson has further said that Beijing “is firmly determined to safeguard its sovereignty, security and development interests” and warned the US against interfering in “China’s internal affairs,” and urged the US not to sign the COVID-19 relief package with “negative content and clauses in relation to China.”
“We urge the US side to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, and not to sign into law or implement negative content and clauses in relation to China in relevant acts, so as not to further harm bilateral cooperation and the overall situation of China-U.S. relations,” Wang said.
Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020,(TPSA) a bill entailing sanctions against Chinese officials interfering with the selection of the 15th Dalai Lama and to deepen US’ support for Tibet among others has been unanimously passed by the United States Congress.
TPSA, the bipartisan bill is now on the table of the US President Donald Trump to be signed into law by him.