Trump Administration assures continued support to Tibet issue according a report published by the Tibet Office, Washington D.C. Rex Tillerson, Cabinet nominee of President Trump for the Secretary of State has answered in very favourable terms to written questions about Tibet in very favourable terms.Read more
Donald Trump did not reject meeting the Dalai Lama tweeted Michael Pillsbury who was accused in a report by The Hindu of revealing that Trump declined meeting with the Dalai Lama. The news article published by well established Indian News Paper, The Hindi, “Is Trump preparing to change the script on Tibet?” was deemed fake news by Mr. Pillsbury a top advisor of Donald Trump’s transition team, just hours after publishing the article.Read more
On Wednesday His holiness the Dalai lama was hosted by the president of the United States Barack Obama in the white house. The meeting happened behind closed door in the map room.
The White House also said that the president “reiterated the longstanding U.S. position that Tibet is a part of the People’s Republic of China, and the United States does not support Tibetan independence.” The meeting, significantly, took place in the White House Map Room, not the Oval Office where the president meets with foreign heads of state.
The Congressional budget appropriation bill states “Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading, “Economic Support Fund” not less than $6,000,000 shall be made available for programs to promote and preserve Tibetan culture, development, and the resilience of Tibetan communities in India and Nepal, and to assist in the education and development of the next generation of Tibetan leaders from such communities”.Read more