Well-known Hollywood actor Richard Gere on Tuesday joined the Democrats and Republicans Capitol Hill – Condemning the “abuses” committed by the Chinese Communist Party against the people of Tibet, a region in southwestern China,
Gere appeared at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol along with Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Rep. Jim McGovern, Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Texas. , where they both called on Congress to pass a strengthening resolution of the Tibet-China Dispute Act, and terminate Attempts by CCP To eliminate the culture of the region.
Gere said after listening to McCall and Young, who greeted him with hugs, he spoke to the crowd.
“We believe in our country that every people has the freedom to decide their own future, and that this freedom is denied to the people of Tibet, and we have to restore that freedom,” he said.
Gere railed against the Chinese Communist Party indoctrination attempts Tibetan children by preventing them from growing up in their own culture, speaking their own language, and sending them to boarding schools away from their families. He also criticized the “harsh punishment” that awaits anyone who dares to speak out against the CCP regime.
“Our nation was born on the values of freedom and self-determination, and these values must be at the center of our actions and our relationships in the world, between us and other governments,” Gere said. “We must combine our governmental strength to bring the Tibetans and the PRC authorities together so that they can have that dialogue that has been silenced for 13 years.”
“We must pass the promotion of a solution to the Tibet-China dispute law and pass it now,” he added. “There is a Tibetan proverb that says that one thread does not make a piece of cloth, and one tree does not make a forest. That means we are stronger together. Tibetans need and deserve the right to decide their own future. Let us be stronger together and make it happen.”
China has He sought to maintain tight control The region has been heavily influenced by its spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. Since coming to power shortly after the communist revolution of 1949, China has repeatedly cracked down on separatists’ efforts for independence.