China opposes US lawmakers’ meeting with Dalai Lama

Beijing, June 17 (IANS) The National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislative body, on Friday voiced strong dissatisfaction after some US lawmakers met the Dalai Lama in Washington.

“The meeting went against the US commitment that Tibet is a part of Chinese territory and it does not support ‘Tibet independence’,” said a statement issued by the NPC’s Foreign Affairs Committee.

The meeting also breached basic norms of international relations and constituted an interference in China’s internal affairs, it said.

US House Speaker Paul Ryan, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and some lawmakers met the Tibetan leader on June 14. The Dalai Lama lives in India along with thousands of Tibetans.



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