People walk in a market alley in the old city of Lhasa, during a government organised tour of the Tibet autonomous region, China on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters People walk in a market alley in the old city of Lhasa, during a government organised tour of the Tibet autonomous region, China on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
People walk in a market alley in the old city of Lhasa, during a government organised tour of the Tibet autonomous region, China on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

US State Department appoints official to oversee policy on Tibet

  • The US special coordinator for Tibetan issues will protect ‘the distinct religious, cultural and linguistic identity of Tibetans’, says US secretary of state
  • The position had been left vacant since the end of the Obama administration

Topic |   Tibet
People walk in a market alley in the old city of Lhasa, during a government organised tour of the Tibet autonomous region, China on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters People walk in a market alley in the old city of Lhasa, during a government organised tour of the Tibet autonomous region, China on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
People walk in a market alley in the old city of Lhasa, during a government organised tour of the Tibet autonomous region, China on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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