In a great news to the Tibetans, Representative Jim McGovern has been appointed to Chair the Congressional Executive Commission on China on Thursday. While Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) was appointed the Chair of the commission, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was appointed as the Cochair.
As the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed McGovern to chair the commission on China, the representative who is a staunch supporter of the Tibetan non-violent movement told that the US will not turn a blind eye on the deteriorating human rights situations in China. The representative has also said that the commission will speak to China and hold them accountable for their actions in regions like Tibet.
“It is important that we not turn a blind eye to the Chinese Government’s deteriorating human rights record, especially as it seeks to export its authoritarian model abroad. From people of faith in Tibet to labor activists and political prisoners, our goal first and foremost must be to speak out and hold the Chinese Government accountable for its actions. I look forward to partnering with Senator Rubio as we work together to face this great challenge.” said Representative McGovern.
Jim McGovern is the sponsor of one of the most important bills on Tibet passed unanimously in both the houses and finally signed into law by the president of United States of America in December last year. The Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act now demands equal access to Tibet from Chinese authorities for all Americans or the responsible Chinese will be banned from US.
Cochair Marco Rubio upon his appointment said, “I look forward to working with Chairman Jim McGovern on the Commission’s continuing efforts to stand with the Chinese people and shine a light on the Communist Chinese Government’s systemic and egregious abuses of human rights and the rule of law, including China’s internment of over a million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, its denial of fundamental freedoms in Hong Kong, and its brutal repression of human rights lawyers, journalists, Tibetan Buddhists, Christians, and others.”