U.S. Names Tibet Coordinator, Riling PRC

U.S. Names Tibet Coordinator, Riling PRC

Andrew H. Sweet

Antony Blinken said Zeya would lead U.S. efforts to preserve the Chinese-ruled territory's religious, cultural, and linguistic heritage in the face of human rights abuses by Beijing.

Blinken also said that Zeya would seek to promote dialogue between China and Tibet's spiritual leader-in-exile, the Dalai Lama, or democratically elected Tibetan leaders.

China last year reacted angrily and accused the U.S. of seeking to destabilize Tibet after the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump appointed Zeya's predecessor to the same role.

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