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Prez Biden to do what is best for Americans: White House

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Washington, June 19: US President Joe Biden is going to take a decision that he thinks is in the best interest of the United States, the White House has said, after China warned of “resolute measures” if the Tibet policy bill is signed into law.
The US Congress passed this month a legislation, the Resolve Tibet Act, calling for a peaceful resolution of the dispute over the status and governance of Tibet. It also calls on Beijing to resume dialogue with the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
“The President is going to do what he thinks is best on behalf of the American people, that’s what I can tell you,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters at her daily news conference on Tuesday when asked about China’s warning.
The Resolve Tibet Act is a bipartisan bill to enhance US support for Tibet and promote dialogue between the People’s Republic of China and the Dalai Lama toward a peaceful resolution of the long-standing dispute between Tibet and China.
The Act enhances US support for Tibet – empowering State Department officials to actively and directly counter disinformation about Tibet from the Chinese government, reject false claims that Tibet has been part of China since “ancient times”, push for negotiations without preconditions between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama or his representatives or the democratically elected leaders of the Tibetan community, and affirm the State Department’s responsibility to coordinate with other governments in multilateral efforts toward the goal of a negotiated agreement on Tibet.
China is opposed to the Act and has asked Biden not to sign it. (PTI)

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