China chides EU official for visiting Dharamsala, supporting Tibetan rights


(, Mar15, 2014) – China on Mar 13 criticized the President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Mr Henri Malosse, for his visit to Dharamsala to take part in the 55th anniversary Mar 10 of the Tibetan National Uprising against Chinese occupation rule and for his remarks during the occasion. A spokesperson of the Chinese Mission to the European Union (EU) accused Mr Malosse of being irresponsible, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Mar 13.

The spokesman has accused Mr Malosse of having shown total disregard for China’s opposition to his visit. He has alleged that the EU official had what he called connived with the “so-called ‘Tibetan government in exile’, publicly supported its separatist agenda and made irresponsible remarks over China’s domestic affairs.”

Claiming that Tibet remained an integral part of China since the 13th century, the spokesman has said Tibet-related issues are China’s internal affairs and that “no one knows Tibet better than the Chinese people,” added the spokesperson.”

The spokesman has further said, “The essence of the Tibet-related issue is not about freedom, democracy or human rights, but of China’s sovereignty, a question of unity versus separation of the nation.”

He has urged Mr Malosse “to correct his wrongdoing, stop supporting Tibetan separatists and interfering in China’s domestic affairs,” and demanded that he “take immediate measures to neutralize the negative impact.”


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