China slams US over Obama’s meeting with Dalai Lama
China criticized US President Barack Obama on Thursday for hosting the Dalai Lama at the White House, despite Washington’s efforts to avoid irking Beijing by holding the meeting off-camera and out of the public eye.
Obama carried out what has become a political rite in Washington, spiriting the exiled Tibetan religious leader into the White House through the back door — and prompting the usual Chinese denunciations.
“No matter in what way the US leader met with the Dalai Lama, the meeting violated the US promises of acknowledging Tibet as a part of China, not supporting Tibet independence and not supporting separatist activities,” Lu Kang, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, told reporters in Beijing. “Such a meeting will hurt China-US mutual trust and cooperation.” Read More