Posted by: becketfund | December 15, 2008

China: Government Strongly Protests Meeting Between France and Dalai Lama

BEIJING – China has lodged a strong protest against the December 6 meeting between France and the Dalai Lama, the BBC reported on December 7. A Chinese news agency, Xinhua news agency, reported that the Deputy Foreign Minister He Yafei summoned the French ambassador to China to protest the meeting. The Tibetan spiritual leader was at a gathering of Nobel Peace Prize winners in Poland when he met the President of France, Mr Sarkozy. In response Beijing cancelled an EU-China summit which France was to host. France is the current president of the EU.

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