The Tibetan Policy Act of 2002: Background and Implementation
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U.S. policy on Tibet is governed by the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002 TPA, enacted as part of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of FY2003 P.L. 107-228. In addition to establishing a number of U.S. principles with respect to human rights, religious freedom, political prisoners, and economic development projects in Tibet, the TPA established in statute the State Department position of Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues required a number of annual reporting requirements on Sino-Tibetan negotiations, both by the State Department and by the congressionally established Congressional-Executive Commission on China CECC mandated the provision of Tibetan language training to interested foreign service officers in the U.S. government required U.S. government officials to raise issues of religious freedom and political prisoners and urged the State Department to seek establishment of a U.S. Consulate in Lhasa.
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