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China urges US to cancel Dalai Lama meeting with Obama

Published on Feb 21, 2014 12:23 PM
 
The Dalai Lama addresses the American Enterprise Institute in Washington on Feb 20, 2014. China on Feb 21, 2014 urged United States President Barack Obama to cancel a planned meeting with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (AFP) - China on Friday urged US President Barack Obama to cancel a planned meeting with exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

"China is firmly opposed to this," foreign ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said in a statement on its website.

"We urge the US side to treat China's concern in a serious way and immediately cancel the planned meeting."

China calls the Dalai Lama a "wolf in sheep's clothing" and accuses him of seeking independence for Tibet.

 
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