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US House passes Bill against China meddling in Dalai Lama's succession

Introduced by Congressman James P McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, the bill was passed by a overwhelming vote of 392 to 22

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama waves at his followers during the second day of his teaching session at Kalachakra Ground in Bodhgaya

Press Trust of India Washington
The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that authorises financial and travel sanctions against Chinese officials who interfere in the process of selecting the successor to the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet.

Introduced by Congressman James P McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, the bill was passed by a overwhelming vote of 392 to 22.

The bill, if passed by the Senate and signed into law by the president, will also prohibit China from opening any new consulate in the US until Beijing allows Washington to open its diplomatic station

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First Published: Jan 29 2020 | 12:06 PM IST

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