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Tibet, not LAC, is the real issue
Tibet, not LAC, is the real issue

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The US State Department's Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs tweeted a birthday message to the Dalai Lama, thanking India for hosting him and expressing support for the Tibetan people. This has caused concern in Beijing, where officials are discussing how to respond. The US has a history of inconsistent Tibet policy, often prioritizing trade with China over human rights concerns. However, recent efforts by pro-Tibet voices have brought attention to the plight of Tibetans living under Chinese rule. The US House of Representatives recently passed a bill in support of Tibet, calling for negotiations between China and Tibetan leaders. The real issue between India and China is not just the border dispute, but also Tibet's freedom and sovereignty. India should work to emphasize the importance of an independent Tibet as a buffer between the two countries.