Obama-Dalai talks interference in affairs: China
Obama`s meeting with the Dalai "has grossly interfered in China`s internal affairs, hurt the feelings of Chinese people and damaged the Sino-American relations," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said in a statement, expressing "stern objection" over the US act.
"We demand the US side to seriously consider China`s stance, immediately adopt measures to wipe out the baneful impact, stop interfering in China`s internal affairs and cease to connive and support anti-China separatist forces that seek `Tibet independence`," he said.
Ma said the issue regarding Tibet concerns exclusively to China`s internal affairs.
He charged that the Dalai Lama is in nature a political exile who has been engaging in secessionist activities in the name of religion.
"China objects firmly to any foreign leader`s meeting with the Dalai Lama in any form and opposes to any country, or anyone, to interfere in China`s internal affairs by using the Dalai Lama," he said.
Earlier, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai summoned Robert S Wang, Charge d`Affaires of the US embassy here, to lodge solemn representations over Obama`s meeting with Dalai Lama yesterday.
Chinese Ambassador to the US, Zhang Yesui, also lodged representations with the American side in Washington, a statement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry here said.