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Embassy Statement: Tibetan and Chinese Interference

embassy statement: He encouraged the Chinese government to engage in substantive dialogue with the Dalai Lama or his representatives, without preconditions, to seek a settlement that resolves differences, it said, according to CTV. Branstad also raised long-standing concerns about the lack of consistent access to the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Terry Branstad also expressed concerns regarding the Chinese government's interference in Tibetan Buddhists' freedom to organize and practice their religion, an embassy statement said. The rare visit to the TAR and neighbouring Qinghai province ran from Sunday through Saturday. He also met with senior Tibetan religious and cultural leaders, the embassy said. Hosted by the Tibet Autonomous Region government, Branstad was given access to important religious and cultural sites, including the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka, and Sera Monastery in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa. ( As reported in the news.