Since last week, the Chinese
Ambassador Kong Quan warned of "serious consequences" to Sino-French
relations if Sarkozy met the Dalai
Lama. French political parties Say they are not only disappointed, but also
angry at Chinese ambassador's "bullish"
tactics. "It's not up to China to set my agenda and my meetings,"
said. Sarkozy, again on July 17th.2008, rebutting Chinese ambassador's warning
of "serious consequences."