Published on 18 Jun 2024

Washington’s new Tibet policy bill ‘likely to be counterproductive’

NTU Expert Comment: South China Morning Post - Tuesday 18 June 2023

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute Act, which would channel funds to boost Washington’s support for Tibet and counter what it calls “disinformation” from China about the region’s history, people and institutions. Dylan Loh, assistant professor of foreign policy at NTU in Singapore, said the legislation would open up an “extra point of contention” between the two rival countries, which would not be helpful for already strained ties. “It will not go down well in Beijing. China is very sensitive about Tibet, and they will see the latest move by the US as nothing more than an attempt to further smear China,” he said.

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