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China Condemns US Resolution on Tibet བོད་སྐད།


China has expressed anger about a U.S. congressional resolution that urges Beijing to end "repression" in Tibet.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu says the resolution disregards facts and makes groundless accusations against China's ethnic and religious policies.

He says the measure also ignores what Beijing considers to be the anti-China separatist policies of Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

Also Thursday, the Foreign Affairs Committee of China's top legislature, the National People's Congress, called the resolution a "gross interference in China's domestic affairs."

In passing the non-binding resolution Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives marked the 50th anniversary of a failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule. The resolution called on China to lift "harsh policies" imposed on Tibetans and to resume dialogue with the Dalai Lama.

The measure won support from 422 lawmakers in the 435-member U.S. House of Representatives.

Meanwhile, the European Parliament has urged China to resume talks with the Dalai Lama on granting regional autonomy for Tibet. European lawmakers passed a resolution Thursday in making the appeal.

The Dalai Lama has called for greater autonomy for Tibet but denies seeking independence. On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved a statement expressing deep concern about human rights in Tibet and accusing China of harming its religion, culture and livelihood.
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