Adamantine wrote:“We urge the United States to take China's concerns seriously and not to facilitate or offer occasion for the Dalai Lama to conduct anti-China secessionist moves,” foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said in a press release.
“By arranging a meeting between the President and the Dalai Lama, the US side will grossly interfere in the internal affairs of China, seriously violate norms governing international relations and severely impair China-US relations. China expresses firm opposition. We urge the US to take China's concerns seriously, immediately cancel the meeting, and not to provide facilitation and platform for the Dalai Lama to carry out anti-China separatist activities in the US,” Hua said.
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Indrajala wrote:The president actually gains their begrudging respect by defying their request not to meet the Dalai Lama.
greentara wrote:plwk,You are so right. If what you see in America is democracy...I'll eat my hat. As far as I can see the powerful corporations and lobby groups are running the show.
plwk wrote:If only the leader of the free world is that free to begin with... these days, money and economic power speaks louder than good ole commies...
Malcolm wrote:No bunch of commies is going to tell the leader of the free world what to do.
greentara wrote:China, which calls the Dalai Lama a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” For China to be name calling is laughable! As most of Asia and India are highly suspicious of any Chinese statement or action which is always expansionist.
kirtu wrote:Angela Merkel and David Cameron don't kowtow to Bejing.
Indrajala wrote:Some Indian nationalists basically think the former south Asian territories of the British Empire can and should be part of the Republic of India.
odysseus wrote:He´s coming to Norway (my country of birth) in May. No politicians have agreed to meet him yet. Norway does not recognize Tibet as an independent country which is a shame for my people (we tout ourselves as followers of peace and human rights - what a joke) and the UN is a coward (hard to have faith in them). Tibet is like Norway during the second world war - occupied, but nobody remembers. But I don´t mind a private visit. Free Tibet now!
Zhen Li wrote:Wow, East-Timor is independent? I didn't even know!
odysseus wrote:Even though Buddhism is ruined there and it´s no longer the "holiest country in the world" now full of whores and pimps.