FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a news conference in Beijing, China September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo
December 28, 2020
BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese foreign ministry on Monday said it firmly rejected new U.S. legislation on Tibet signed into law by President Donald Trump over the weekend.
Tibet-related issues are domestic affairs, Zhao Lijian, a ministry spokesman, said at a regular media briefing.
The Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020 calls for the establishment of a U.S. consulate in Lhasa and the absolute right of Tibetans to choose a successor to the Dalai Lama.
(Reporting by Gabriel Crossley; Writing by Ryan Woo; Editing by Tom Hogue)