Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, Nov 10, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said India had ignored requests to halt the trip to Arunachal Pradesh by the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader.
"The Indian side disregarded the solemn position of China in allowing the Dalai Lama to visit the disputed area of the eastern section of the China-India border region," Qin said.
"China firmly opposes the Dalai Lama's visit to the disputed area of the eastern section of the China-India border region. The visit by the Dalai Lama to this disputed area has exposed his anti-China nature and his attempt is doomed to failure," he said.
"China expresses strong dissatisfaction about that," he added.
China claims 90,000 sq km of the remote Himalayan region, that it sees as 'southern' Tibet.