The Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act presented by Congressman Jim McGovern


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The bill was introduced by Congressman Jim McGovern, that would impose consequences to china. 

The legislation seeks to ensure that Americans are given the same access to Tibet that Chinese citizens have to the U.S.

The bill is called ‘The Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act’, which seeks unhindered access to Tibetan areas for US officials, journalists and common citizens, which is something that has been routinely denied by the Chinese government.

The bill has now passed through the House of Representatives. Under the congressman’s bill, Chinese authorities who design and implement these restrictions on travel to Tibet would not be able to enter the United States. 

McGovern said, if China wants its citizens to continue to travel freely in the U.S., then Americans, must be able to travel freely in China, including Tibet. 

The bill heads to the United States Senate for approval. 

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