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China denounces appointment of US special coordinator on Tibet

Published on Feb 24, 2014 4:11 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China will never recognise the United States' appointment of a special coordinator for Tibetan issues, China's foreign ministry said on Monday

Beijing opposes any foreign intervention in its internal affairs, it added.

President Barack Obama held low-key talks with the Dalai Lama on Friday, prompting condemnation and warnings from the Chinese government that the meeting with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader would damage ties.

Washington urged the Chinese government on Friday to resume dialogue with the Dalai Lama or his representatives without pre-conditions as a means to reduce tensions.

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