Renowned Hollywood actor Richard Gere joined Democrats and Republicans at the Capitol on Tuesday to condemn the “abuses” of the Chinese Communist Party against the people of Tibet, a region of southwestern China.
Gere attends a press conference outside the Capitol with Rep. Michael McCall (Texas Republican), Rep. Jim McGovern (Massachusetts Democrat), Senator Todd Young (Republican), and Jeff Markley. I attended with a Senator (Democrat). , each called on Congress to pass legislation to facilitate a settlement to the Tibet-China Dispute Law and end attempts by the Chinese Communist Party to eradicate the region’s culture.
“Well, you see, this is about the basic liberties given to both sides of the U.S. Capitol, both sides of the aisle,” Gere said after hearing McCall and Young’s greetings. Hug and talk to the crowd.
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“We believe that all people have the freedom to decide their future, that freedom has been denied to the Tibetan people, and that freedom must be restored.” He said.
Gere opposed attempts by the Chinese Communist Party to stop Tibetan children from growing up in their own culture, speaking their language, and attending boarding schools away from their families. He also accused “severe punishment” awaiting those who dare to oppose the CCP regime.
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“Our nation was born on the values of freedom and self-determination. “There is,” Gere said.
“We must pass legislation to facilitate a settlement to the Tibet-China Dispute Law, and we must pass it now,” he added. “There is a Tibetan proverb that one thread does not make cloth and one tree does not make a forest. We need and deserve the right to decide our own future. Let’s be strong together and make it happen.”
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China has tried to maintain tight control over the region, which is heavily influenced by its spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. Since coming to power shortly after her 1949 communist revolution, China has frequently cracked down on separatist efforts for independence.