Tibet president-in-exile offers ‘solidarity’ with Hong Kong
08 July 2020 | 9:00 am
“We stand in solidarity with the people in Hong Kong, absolutely,” the president of the Tibetan government-in-exile Lobsang Sangay said on the new security law imposed on the city by Beijing. He welcomed reports of deescalation in the Himalayas’ Galwan Valley where Indian and Chinese troops fought a brutal hand-to-hand battle on June 15, but warned verification is needed. “I think China wants to be number 1 in the world, and number 1 definitely in Asia, with no or distant number 2,” Sangay said.
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