China Says Canada-Dalai Lama Meeting “Disgusting” – Reuters
China condemned Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday for “disgusting conduct” for playing host to the Dalai Lama and demanded that Ottawa stop supporting anti-Chinese activities by exiled Tibetans.
Harper defied China on Monday by receiving Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader in his office in Parliament, with television cameras and photographers present. He presented the 1989 Nobel laureate with a maple-leaf scarf.
“It’s gross interference in China’s internal affairs. The Chinese side expresses its strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao declared.
“This disgusting conduct has seriously hurt the feelings of the Chinese people and undermined Sino-Canadian relations,” Liu told a regular news briefing. [Full Text]
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