Unlike in the past, Chinese officials in recent times have been referring to Tibet only as Xizang. Experts in China have said that the recent decision of the United States is sure to stun the dragon. Just two months ago, China closed the US Consulate in Chengdu for spying in Tibet.
Destro's brief will include lobbying for Tibetan human rights and engaging with Tibetan leaders including the Dalai Lama.
Beijing lashed out Thursday at Washington's appointment of an envoy to oversee human rights issues in Tibet, saying the United States wanted to destroy the region's stability. They will push for the protection of their human rights.
The United States has already banned Chinese Communist Party officials who committed atrocities in Tibet. The U.S.in July imposed travel restrictions on Chinese officials determined to be "substantially involved" in restricting access to Tibet. It was recognized as a law in the USA in December 2018. In this role he will address the dire human rights situation the people of Tibet face and will serve as the real DonaldTump Administration's conduit to the Tibetan diaspora on priority issues, ' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted.
"I, on behalf of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and the Tibetans in Tibet and around the world would like to express my earnest gratitude to the U.S. government and congratulate you on being appointed as the new Special Coordinator for the Tibetan Issues", said Pema Jungney Speaker of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.
Religion is a highly sensitive topic in Tibet, where the leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama, fled following a failed uprising against the Chinese administration in 1959.
Tibetan affairs are China's domestic affairs, and China strongly opposes any form of foreign interference, the Foreign Ministry's spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a daily briefing.
Since previous year, the Trump administration stepped up criticisms of China's handling of Tibet especially the issue of appointment of the Dalai Lama's successor.
"The setting up of the so-called coordinator for Tibetan issues is entirely out of political manipulation to interfere in China's internal affairs and destabilise Tibet".