18 Jul '11, 2am

China slams Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama

BEIJING - China yesterday slammed the United States President Barack Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama as an act that has "grossly interfered in China's internal affairs" and damaged Chinese-American relations. The strident statement from China's Foreign Ministry came hours after Mr Obama met with the Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who was in Washington for an 11-day Buddhist ritual. China had already called on the US to stop Saturday's meeting, warning it could hurt relations between the two countries. After the 45-minute private session at the White House, China said the Foreign Ministry and the Chinese Embassy had lodged objections with the US representatives in Beijing and Washington. "Such an act has grossly interfered in China's internal affairs, hurt the feelings of the Chinese people and damaged Sino-American relations," Chinese Foreign ...

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