China urges U.S. to stop supporting Dalai Lama

July 28th, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): China has urged the United States to stop supporting and conniving with Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao made the remarks when commenting on a report that Republican presidential candidate John McCain had met the Dalai Lama on Friday.
China is seriously concerned about the report,” Liu said, adding that the Tibet issue is China’’s domestic affair.
He urged the relevant people in the United States to abide by the basic principles of international relations.
Meanwhile in a related development, Beijing has asked the Dalai Lama to respond with sincerity and prove it by deeds that he is not thinking of dismembering China.
During a meeting with the Dalai Lama’’s representatives, Lodi Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen, Du Qinglin, the spokesman of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said that the Dalai Lama should openly and explicitly promise and prove it in his actions not to support activities to disturb the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games, not to support plots to fan violent criminal activities, not to support and concretely curb the violent terrorist activities of the “Tibetan Youth Congress” and not to support any argument and activity to seek “Tibet independence” and split the region from the country.
Du, also the vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), told the two representatives, that the central government’’s policy towards the Dalai Lama is consistent and explicit. The door for dialogue is always open, he added. (ANI)

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