China opposes Obama meeting with Dalai Lama

China has criticised US president Barack Obama’s plan to meet Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, saying it is “resolutely” opposed to any such contact.

China accuses the Dalai Lama of pushing for Tibetan independence, which he denies.

Mr Obama will meet the Dalai Lama in Washington in the middle of this month. Every US president in the last two decades has met the exiled leader.


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