Political and Legislative

U.S. Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Officials Over Forced Assimilation of Tibetan Children

The Biden administration Tuesday imposed visa restrictions on Chinese officials it said are responsible for the forced assimilation of more than one million Tibetan children in government-run schools.

The move is likely to draw pushback from Beijing ahead of a high-profile visit by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo next week, which both the U.S. and China see as an important trip to address a tense but necessary economic relationship between the two countries.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement that the U.S. issued the visa restrictions in response to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) employing “coercive policies” on the Tibetan population that seek to eliminate “Tibet’s distinct linguistic, cultural, and religious traditions among younger generations of Tibetans.”

Read the source article at The Hill

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