China urged U.S. officials not to meet with Tibet's exiled spiritual
leader, the Dalai Lama, when he visits America later this year.
comments to reporters Thursday, during a regular briefing in Beijing,
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said China has already made its
position clear to the United States.
Jiang Yu said China expects Washington to live up to its promises, but did not elaborate.
She said that China opposes the Dalai Lama going to any country to engage in splittist activities under any pretext.
people around the world, Tibetans and others, regard the Dalai Lama to
be a spiritual leader. China accuses him of trying to promote
independence for Tibet.
The Dalai Lama has repeatedly said he only wants "real autonomy" for Tibet.
year, China canceled a summit with the European Union after French
President Nicolas Sarkozy said he planned to meet with the exiled
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AP and Reuters.