US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad visits the Sera Monastery in Lhasa

In this photo taken on 22 May 2019, and released by the US Embassy in Beijing, US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, second from right, visits the Sera Monastery in Lhasa in western China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The US ambassador to China made a rare visit to Tibet this week to meet local officials and raise concerns about restrictions on Buddhist practices and the preservation of the Himalayan region's unique culture and language.

In this photo taken on 22 May 2019, and released by the US Embassy in Beijing, US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, second from right, visits the Sera Monastery in Lhasa in western China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The US ambassador to China made a rare visit to Tibet this week to meet local officials and raise concerns about restrictions on Buddhist practices and the preservation of the Himalayan region's unique culture and language. AP/US Mission to China