Trump and Congress Should Partner on China’s Human Rights — and on Taiwan

◎ Trump could strike a decisive blow for political reform in both China and North Korea by seizing on the building congressional momentum on human rights.


Americans weary of the deep partisan divide over impeachment, health care, immigration and just about every other major issue in this election year can take heart in Congress’s consideration of the Tibetan Policy and Support Act.

The legislation, which supports the distinct national, cultural and religious identity of Tibet as an autonomous region of China, is backed by overwhelming bipartisan majorities and demonstrates that Republicans and Democrats can come together on at least some foreign policy issues.

First published in The Hill.

Joseph Bosco served as China country director for the Secretary of Defense from 2005 to 2006 and as Asia-Pacific director of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief from 2009 to 2010. He is a nonresident fellow at the Institute for Corean-American Studies and the Institute for Taiwan-American Studies, and has held nonresident appointments in the Asia-Pacific program at the Atlantic Council and the Southeast Asia program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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