China protests US delegation meeting with Dalai Lama
China today lodged a diplomatic protest with the United States over a bipartisan Congressional delegation meeting with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in India on Tuesday.
China reminded the United States that 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 U.S. government’s commitment not to support Tibet’s independence,” Geng said.
U.S. Congressmen should stop all kinds of contacts with the Dalai Lama, he said.
The Congressional delegation headed by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi met Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala on Wednesday.
(With PTI inputs)