Chinese congress slams EU's Tibet resolution

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New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, has expressed strong indignation and opposition to a European Parliament resolution on Tibet.

"We are strongly indignant with and opposed to the act that intervenes in China's internal affairs, damages China-Europe relations and hurts the Chinese people's feelings," the NPC Foreign Affairs Committee said in a statement.

Regardless of China's repeated stern representation, the European Parliament, stirred up by a few of its members, insisted on approving a resolution on Tibet, which distorts the facts and again encourages the Dalai Lama's separatist practice, in an attempt to internationalize the Tibet-related issues," Xinhua quoted the statement, as saying.

Tibet is an inalienable part of the Chinese territory and Tibetan affairs are purely China's domestic affairs, the statement said, adding that any foreign government and organization does not have the right to intervene in China's internal affairs.

The Tibet Autonomous Region has achieved economic development, national unity and social harmony and people there have been living and working in peace since the democratic reforms 50 years ago, the statement said.

Over the past few years, the Chinese central government has carried out a number of contacts and dialogues with patience and sincerity with the Dalai Lama's representatives.

However, as the Dalai Lama has not stopped his separatist activities, no substantial progress was made through the dialogues.

The key for positive progresses of contacts and talks rest with whether the Dalai Lama would give up his wrong stance and separatist behaviors, re-examine his political opinions and make a right choice beneficial to the country, the people, the history and himself.

The statement also said, it is in line with the common interest of China and the Europe to enhance mutual beneficial cooperation on an equal footing. (ANI)

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