NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The political head of Tibetans in exile welcomed on Tuesday the passing of legislation by the U.S. Congress that reaffirms the rights of Tibetans to choose a successor to their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
FILE PHOTO: Paramilitary police officers swap positions during a change of guard in front of Potala Palace in Lhasa, during a government-organised tour of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China, October 15, 2020.
Environmental groups and Tibetan rights activists have expressed concern about China’s hydropower ambitions in the region, saying they could affect downstream water supplies.
The Dalai Lama fled into exile in India in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule.
The U.S. bill also proposes dialogue between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama.
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