China criticizes US official meeting with Dalai Lama in Dharamshala
China criticizes US official meeting with Dalai Lama in Dharamshala

China criticizes US official meeting with Dalai Lama in Dharamshala

China on Thursday condemned the US Deputy Minister of Civil Security, Democracy and Human Rights, Uzra Zeya’s meeting with the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, India. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian called Uzra Zeya’s visit “an interference in its internal affairs”.

U.S. Secretary of State Uzra Zeya, who is also the special coordinator for Tibetan affairs, is on a visit to India and Nepal from 17 to 22 May. On Thursday, she called on the 14th Dalai Lama and representatives of the Tibetan government-in-exile in Dharamshala as part of her visit.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian in his latest address to the media took this question after the developments from India came. He , “The so-called Tibetan government-in-exile is an out-and-out separatist political group and an illegal organization completely contrary to China’s constitution and laws. It is not recognized by any country in the world.” Lijian claimed that the 14th Dalai Lama ‘is not a purely religious figure’, but is lying as a political exile who has long been engaged in separatist activities and tried to divide Tibet from China.

He called the appointment the ‘special coordinator for Tibet issues’ by the United States and said the movement was an interference in China’s internal affairs. “Tibet affairs are purely internal affairs in China and there is no interference from any external forces,” he claimed. Zhao Lijian called on the United States to take concrete action “to honor its commitment to recognize Tibet as part of China and not to support Tibetan independence.”

The spokesman said China would continue to take “all necessary measures” to resolutely protect its sovereignty, security and development interests.

Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Uzra Zeya is in India “to deepen cooperation on human rights and democratic government goals and to advance humanitarian priorities,” the secretary’s office said. On Wednesday, she met with ‘civil society groups’ in New Delhi to “talk about their vital work to support common democratic values ​​between the United States and India, including tolerance, freedom of speech and respect for human rights,” she tweeted.


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