Since 1942, US govt. officially recognized Tibet as part of China

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    For 73 years, the United States government has officially recognized Tibet as a part of China. Tibet is a settled issue.

    "U.S. Policy Toward Tibet

    The United States considers the Tibet Autonomous Region or TAR (hereinafter referred to as 'Tibet') as part of the People's Republic of China. This longstanding policy is consistent with the view of the entire international community, including all China's neighbors: no country recognizes Tibet as a sovereign state. Moreover, U.S. acceptance of China's claim of sovereignty over Tibet predates the establishment of the People's Republic of China. In 1942, we told the Nationalist Chinese government then headquartered in Chongqing (Chungking) that we had 'at no time raised (a) question' over Chinese claims to Tibet."

    TESTIMONY BY KENT M. WIEDEMANN
    DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE
    FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS
    BEFORE
    SUBCOMMITTEE ON EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS
    SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE
    September 7, 1995
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    East Asia Bureau: 95/09/07 Testimony: Kent Wiedemann on policy toward Tibet

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