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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on the US House of Representatives Passing the Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019
2020-01-29

Q: I wonder if you could comment on the US House of Representatives passing the Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019 on the afternoon of January 28 local time?

A: The US House of Representatives passed the Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019. This move has severely breached international law and basic norms governing international relations, grossly interfered in China's internal affairs, and sent a wrong message to "Tibet independence" forces. We are indignant at and firmly opposed to it.

Xizang has been part of China since ancient times. Xizang affairs are purely China's internal affairs that allow no foreign interference. During the past 60 years or so, Xizang has seen historical progress in economic, social, cultural, ecological and other areas. Today, it enjoys sound economic growth, social stability, ethnic solidarity, religious harmony, cultural vitality, well-preserved ecological environment and improving living-standards. People of all ethnic groups in the Xizang Autonomous Region endorse wholeheartedly the policies of China's central government and the regional government. They are working with people of other provinces towards completing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects. In recent years, the international community have also come to know Xizang better, which leads to greater understanding and support for China's Xizang-related policies.

Xizang-related issues are not about ethnicity, religion or human rights, but an important matter of principle concerning China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. We urge the US to take an objective stance when looking at Xizang's economic and social progress, grasp the highly sensitive nature of Xizang-related issues, correct its mistake and stop interfering in China's domestic affairs. It should work to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation between China and itself rather than doing the opposite.

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