Washington/Beijing: One more issue has been added to the reigning tension between the United States and China over trade war, the South China Sea and Taiwan. The US State Department accused China of violating human rights of the population, in Tibet. At the same time, adopted a stern stand that China is systematically obstructing entry of US citizens in Tibet and the United States should be allowed free entry in Tibet. China has dismissed all these allegations, saying Dalai Lama has misinformed the United States.
A few days ago, the US State Department released a report. In this report, China has been accused of oppressing the Tibetan population. The US State Department had said that to prevent this oppression from getting exposed in front of the world, China is systematically obstructing the entry of US citizens, diplomats and journalists from entering Tibet. 50% of the demands from the United States for a Tibet visit had been turned down by China. Among these is included the demand made by US Ambassador to China, Terry Branstad.
The US State Department made a crushing accusation in its report that although China is claiming that Tibet is peaceful, there is political and military oppression of the Tibetan population. Robert Palladino, the spokesman of the US State Department, presented a stance that the United States wants free access to Tibet. Palladino said that the United wants similar free access to Tibet, like the one enjoyed by Chinese citizens, diplomats and media in the United States.
But China has objected to the report of the US State Department. Tibet is a sovereign territory of China, and the people here have all the rights as a citizen. The Chinese officials also said that there is even economic development in Tibet. At the same time, Geng Shuang, the spokesman of the Chinese foreign ministry dismissed all the US allegations saying that no one is barred from entering Tibet. But China avoided explaining the reasons behind refusing permission to US Ambassador Branstad.
Shuang said that the allegations levelled by the United States, of human rights violation in Tibet, are baseless and far from reality. Whereas, the Deputy Governor Norbu Dondrup, installed by China in Tibet, supported the communist party and criticised Dalai Lama, the religious leader of the Tibetan people. Dondrup accused that the United States is making these allegations, as Dalai Lama misinforms it.
During the times of Dalai Lama, before the formation of the Chinese communist party, the Tibetan people were living in darkness. Tibetan Deputy Governor Dondrup said that Dalai Lama himself trampled the Chinese human rights and has no right to speak this language. Dondrup criticised that the United States also has joined the Dalai Lama camp, making allegations against China.
Although China has clarified, dismissing the allegations of the United States, the International media and analysts lashed out at China that it is not willing to talk about the atrocities against the Tibetan monks in 2009. Nearly, 150 Tibetan monks had performed self-immolation to draw the attention of the world towards the oppression of the Tibetan people by China. Meanwhile, the Tibetan and Uyghur people held protests on the roads of Paris, during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to France.