Merkel Meeting Dalai Lama Was Mistake Says Schroeder: Report – AFP

From AFP:

Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has said his successor Angela Merkel committed a mistake in meeting Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, China’s state media said Friday.

“My predecessors and I refused to meet with the Dalai Lama… and I hope the incumbent government will adhere to it, too,” Schroeder told a seminar in China, according to the China Daily newspaper.

“Some recent situations have hurt Chinese people’s feelings, and I regret it,” the paper quoted him as saying. “I am not happy with some of our government’s recent moves.” [Full Text]

Read also China hopes ties with Germany could move forward smoothly by Xinhua.

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