Washington D.C., Jan 14, 2020 / 08:00 am
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has condemend "blatant human rights violations" in China after the province of Tibet passed policies similar to those used in Xinjiang to oppress Uighur Muslims.
According to the South China Morning Post, the Chinese Government announced that, as of May 1, new policies to "strengthen ethnic unity" will go into effect in Tibet.
The full text of the new regulations was not released. The Chinese government described them as a list of "dos and don'ts" that local governments should enforce in order to create "ethnic unity."
Tibet is an autonomous region in China. It is home to the Tibetan people, most of whom practice Tibetan Buddhism. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) destroyed many Buddhist temples during the Cultural Revolution. The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan Buddhists, fled Tibet and currently lives in India.