The problems in Tibet are not generally at the forefront of most political debates in the United States but conservatives generally tend to assume that our policy is to oppose communist oppression. Twitter was rocked by the statement President Obama made in Beijing.

Apparently this position is not something new.

It’s a little unsettling. Even if that is the official policy it seems like a missed opportunity to at least call China to account for human rights violations in Tibet.

Looks about right.

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