As the US announced visa restrictions for Chinese officials under the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, and a British lawmaker introduced a similar bill in the UK, the Chinese government vowed to retaliate with restrictions of its own.
Access to Tibet
In yet another action showing its intention to take China to task under the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, the State Department announced today that Chinese Communist Party and government officials responsible for keeping Americans out of Tibet will be denied entry to the US.
The International Campaign for Tibet has seen reports in the Chinese media about diplomats from 10 European and other countries being taken on a trip to two Tibetan areas in Sichuan Province.
In 2018, both houses of the US Congress passed the bipartisan Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act. That is a common-sense response to China’s intransigence, and it’s something European countries should adopt, writes a group of parliamentarians from across Europe.
A report published today by the International Campaign for Tibet highlights the dangers posed by China’s lack of reciprocity with the European Union in regard to access to Tibet.
This report provides an update on China’s efforts to restrict access to Tibet and argues the need for reciprocal and unfettered access to Tibet for European citizens, diplomats, parliamentarians and journalists.
Momentum is continuing to build in Europe in support of Tibetans’ right to select their own religious leaders—and against China’s efforts to cut Tibet off from the outside world.
Inspired by the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act adopted in the US last year, a UK lawmaker introduced a bill in Parliament this week calling on Chinese officials to give British diplomats, journalists and ordinary citizens access to Tibet or be denied entry to the UK.
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China has released a position paper calling on China to give reporters unfettered access to the Tibet Autonomous Region and other Tibetan areas.
A new State Department report denouncing China for “systematically” impeding Americans’ travel to Tibet shows the US government is serious about implementing the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act (RATA)