China urges US to cancel Dalai Lama meeting with Obama
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.