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Anger expressed over McCain, Dalai meeting
By Li Xiang (China Daily)
Updated: 2008-07-29 07:53

China's foreign ministry Monday expressed its concern over a meeting last week between US Republican presidential candidate John McCain and the Dalai Lama, warning it could damage Sino-US relations.

"We oppose the Dalai Lama going to any country in any capacity to engage in separatist activities," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said in a statement.

He was speaking following McCain's meeting on Friday, with the Dalai Lama in Colorado in the United States.

Tibet is an internal affair and the Chinese government opposes anyone using the Dalai Lama to interfere in its domestic affairs, Liu said.

"We urge relevant American figures to adhere to the basic standard of international relations and discern the Dalai Lama's true face of splitting China and undermining the social stability and ethnic solidarity of Tibet under the cloak of religion," he said.

They should not do things that harm China-US relations, he said.

McCain is known for his hard-line approach toward China on human rights.

In a 45-minute talk with the Dalai Lama, McCain asked China to "recognize human rights" in Tibet and pressed it to engage in dialogue with the Dalai Lama.

The McCain meeting follows hot on the heels of an incident involving Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek.

Last week, he stirred up controversy by wearing a badge featuring the flag of "Tibetan independence" when he announced he would attend the Beijing Olympics.

The Czech foreign ministry later issued an explanation, saying the government had not changed its position and that it did not support "Tibetan independence".

The Czech ambassador to China is also reported to have been summoned to the Chinese foreign ministry to clarify his government's stance on Tibetan affairs.

Despite saying in April that he would boycott the Olympics, Topolanek said last week he would attend to support Czech athletes but would miss the opening ceremony on Aug 8.

He will arrive in Beijing on Aug 13 for a three-day visit.

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Post time 2008-7-29 11:23:36 |Display all floors
No surprise there. China is safely ignored on this issue.
"Justice prevails... evil justice."

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Post time 2008-7-29 12:18:21 |Display all floors

Dollar For Dollar

For each dollar America spends on causing trouble for China, it must be reciprocated in kind.   Only then will the hegemon understand that there are costs associated with its cheap shots at the Chinese people.

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Post time 2008-7-29 12:50:22 |Display all floors
Since when was McCain "America"? I'm sure the McCain campaign would love to know that Tong thinks he's synonymous with "America".
"Justice prevails... evil justice."

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Post time 2008-7-29 13:23:02 |Display all floors

Hmm...

McCain is Japanese?  Or is he really a Vietnamese (this week we see his skin fall off?)

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Post time 2008-7-29 17:41:05 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tongluren at 2008-7-29 15:23
McCain is Japanese?  Or is he really a Vietnamese (this week we see his skin fall off?)



Mr. McCain is merely one of a hundred US senators, who happens to be a Presidential candidate.
Who he meets is his own business, not China's.

The longer China carries on like a sooky little baby about anyone who happens to glance in the general direction of the DL, the larger the number of requests the DL will get for audiences.
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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Post time 2008-7-29 18:05:45 |Display all floors

The fact is the whole World is watching

This is as it is against having McCaine think no one took notice of the people that John McCaine has been seen with as the Republican choice of presidential candidate, why have thoughts about having you and your philosophy not being noticed.  The Chinese are serving the presidential candidate by letting him know the World is watching him even though the Dalai Lama doesn't ride in on a motorcycle or meet by the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and many of the World's philosophers have read the Dalai Lama and don't feel it is appropriate for adult learning.

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