China urges USA to scrap talks with Dalai Lama

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China wants Obama-Dalai talks cancelled
Beijing, Feb 21: China on Friday requested US President Barack Obama to scrap the meeting with the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader. Sources in the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement that Beijing strongly opposes the idea of meeting between Obama and the Dalai.

[Read: Obama to meet Dalai Lama on Friday]

According to Beijing, the Dalai is a "wolf in sheep's clothing" and it accuses him of seeking freedom for Tibet.

China said Obama-Dalai Lama talks are an interference in its internal affairs

The sources in the Chinese foreign ministry also said that China had lodged solemn respresentations with Washington over the meeting which was announced earlier. They said Obama's meeting with the Dalai is an intervention in China's internal matters and a serious violation of the codes of international relations and could severely impact the relation between the two countries.

The US President had last met the Tibetan leader in 2011 at the White House and the talks between the two Nobel peace laureate invited angry response from Beijing.

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