Thank you very much.
Thank you so very much for being here, especially since it is so late. My apologies that I don't have any phrases in Tibetan, but I will say in English how important it is and how much we support you and Tibet in the cause. As you said, Tibet is the first casualty, and none of us are immune. We need to provide that support, not only to Tibet but also to ensure that we don't lose our freedoms in the same course as well.
On December 19, the Americans passed the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act. It required the Department of State to deny visas to Chinese officials involved in restricting access to Tibet for U.S. officials and journalists, etc. Could you speak to that a bit and give us an idea of whether or not, from your perspective, it has achieved the objective it was meant to achieve? Is it an effective tool and something that we, perhaps, should be considering?