SHANGHAI: The pinnacle of the Tibetan authorities in exile has visited the U.S. White Home for the primary time in six a long time, a transfer that might additional infuriate Beijing, which has accused the US of attempting to destabilise the area.
Lobsang Sangay, President of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), was invited to the White Home to satisfy the newly appointed U.S. Particular Coordinator for Tibetan Points, Robert Destro, on Friday, the CTA mentioned in a press launch.
“This unprecedented assembly maybe will set an optimistic tone for CTA participation with U.S. officers and be extra formalised within the coming years,” mentioned the CTA, which relies in India`s Dharamshala.
Tibet has turn into one of many areas of dispute between the US and China, with relations between the world`s two largest economies at their lowest level in a long time.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Beijing in July of violating Tibetan human rights and mentioned Washington supported “significant autonomy” for the area.
Beijing officers have since accused the US of utilizing Tibet to attempt to promote “splittism” in China. China has additionally refused to have interaction with Destro.
China seized management over Tibet in 1950 in what it described as a “peaceable liberation” that helped it throw off its “feudalist previous”, however critics led by the exiled non secular chief the Dalai Lama say Beijing`s rule quantities to “cultural genocide”.
Chinese language President Xi Jinping mentioned in August that China wanted to construct an “impregnable fortress” in Tibet as a way to defend nationwide unity.