China snubbed minister-level meetings with Britain last month to protest David Cameron's decision to meet with the Dalai Lama.Lord Green, the Trade and Investment minister was reportedly unable to meet with the Ministry of Commerce or with the powerful National Development and Reform Commission during his trip to Beijing.
Jeremy Browne, the Foreign Office minister also saw planned meetings with Chinese ministers cancelled.
Prime Minister David Cameron and the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met with the Dalai Lama’s in May when the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader visited the country to receive the Templeton Prize.
The Tibetan spiritual leader was in UK was in May 2012 to receive the Templeton Prize. The 76-year old noble laureate will visit Britain for ten day starting tomorrow for a range of speaking events for young people in United Kingdom.