Bipartisan Resolution On Tibet

The US House of Representatives has passed a ‘bipartisan resolution’ recognising the cultural and religious significance of the genuine autonomy of Tibet and the Tibetan people. The resolution seeks peaceful solutions to the prevalent conflict. It also recognised the work done by 14th Dalai Lama to promote global peace and harmony.

Key Points

  • The bipartisan resolution was passed by a voice vote and called for creating a bipartisan, bicameral forum between Members of Congress and the Dalai Lama to discuss peaceful solutions to international conflicts.
  • The 14th Dalai Lama was forced into exile by China’s military take-over of Tibet. China has been exercising its power on Tibet and Tibetans have been retaliating the totalitarian control.
  • Tibet is an autonomous region of China located on the northern side of the Himalayas. It shares the Mt. Everest with Nepal.
  • The resolution also highlighted that there are more than 6,000,000 Tibetans in the world in over 40 countries.

United States House of Representatives

It is the lower house of the United States Congress. The lower house includes representatives who sit in congressional districts allocated to each state on a basis of population. Nancy Patricia Pelosi is the speaker of the house. She is the only woman in the history of the US to become the speaker of the house. The upper house is called the Senate.