President Obama’s senior adviser at Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday angers China

July 15, 2015 4:30 pm0 commentsViews: 151
US Representative Nancy Pelosi, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and President Obama's Special Representative Valerie Jarrett during Gratitude Celebrations for His Holiness at the Javits Center in New York, NY, USA on July 10, 2015. (Photo courtesy/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL)

US Representative Nancy Pelosi, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and President Obama’s Special Representative Valerie Jarrett during Gratitude Celebrations for His Holiness at the Javits Center in New York, NY, USA on July 10, 2015. (Photo courtesy/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL)

(TibetanReview.net, Jul15, 2015) – China has expressed anger over the fact that US President Barack Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett had met with Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and taken part in his 80th birthday celebrations in New York City on Jul 10.

“China is strongly displeased by and opposed to a senior US official meeting with the Dalai Lama in disregard of China’s multiple representations,” China’s official Xinhua news agency Jul 13 quoted the country’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying as saying in a statement.

She wanted the “US side to honor its commitment to recognizing Tibet as part of China and not supporting ‘Tibet independence’ and take concrete measures to rectify mistakes and undo any harm done.”

She has called on the United States to stop providing what she has claimed are convenience and support to Tibet independence forces and not let it interfere with and damage China-US relations.

Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Leave a Reply