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China lodges protest with US over American delegation meeting Dalai Lama

LiveMint logoLiveMint 10-05-2017 K J M Varma

Beijing: China on Wednesday lodged a diplomatic protest with the US over a Congressional delegation’s meeting with the Dalai Lama in India, saying the move violated America’s commitment not to support Tibet’s independence.

“The meeting has sent very wrong signal to the world about supporting Tibetan independence,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. “The meeting violated the US government’s commitment not to support Tibet’s independence,” Geng said.

US Congressmen should stop all kinds of contacts with the Dalai Lama, he said.

The Congressional delegation headed by minority leader Nancy Pelosi met the Dalai Lama on Tuesday in Dharamshala.

China objects to any world leader or government official meeting the 81-year-old leader. PTI

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