Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sun 25, Feb 2018 01:06 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
China censoring information on Jokhang fire raises concern over the extent of damage
Tibetan singer Shawo Tashi released after serving 5 years in prison
Tibetans holding valid passports and visas denied entry in China
Repression severe in Tibetan populated areas: Amnesty International report
UN experts call for Tashi Wangchuk’s immediate release, condemn criminalization of linguistic right advocacy
China ramping up air force on Tibetan plateau, fighter jets conduct exercise
Dalai Lama congratulates new SA Prez Ramaphosa
Universality of human rights under threat: Golog Jigme at Geneva Summit
Tibet issue is simply about truth and justice: former Tibetan PM
Former political prisoner sentenced to three years for ‘inciting separatism’
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama looks at a picture of his former home, the Potala palace, in Drepung Monastery, Dec 14, 2017, Phayul Photo/Geleck Palsang
Tibetans participate in a candle light vigil to mourn the passing away of Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo in China, TCV Day School, July 14, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves for Gaggal airport, June 11, 2017. The Tibetan leader is scheduled to give a public talk on "Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in our World" at the University of California San Diego on June 16, 2017. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
China expresses 'serious concern' about McCain's meeting with Dalai Lama
AP[Monday, July 28, 2008 08:42]
BEIJING, July 28 - China expressed "serious concern" Monday about a meeting between U.S. Republican presidential candidate John McCain and the Dalai Lama.

China opposes the Dalai Lama going to any country to attempt to "split" China, Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said in a notice posted on the ministry's Web site.

The notice was in response to a 45-minute meeting Friday between Tibet's exiled spiritual leader and McCain in Colorado. McCain called on China to release Tibetan prisoners and account for any people who "disappeared" during the recent uprising against Chinese rule.

The Dalai Lama praised McCain for his concern, but emphasized he wasn't endorsing McCain's presidential bid. The Dalai Lama was in Aspen for a symposium on Tibet at The Aspen Institute.

Liu repeated China's stance that Tibet is an internal affair. China opposes anyone using the Dalai Lama to interfere in the internal affairs of the country, he said.

"We urge relevant Americans to conform to the basic standard of international relations and realize the fact that the Dalai is trying to split China and undermine the social order of Tibet and the ethnic unity under the cover of religion," Liu said.

Americans should stop interfering in China's internal affairs and damaging China-U.S. relations, he said.

In the meeting, McCain said the Beijing Olympic Games starting on Aug. 8 provide a good opportunity for China to demonstrate that it recognizes human rights. He also said the Dalai Lama is merely seeking basic rights to preserve Tibetan culture, language and religion.

"That's why I'm so disappointed by repeated statements by Chinese officials that ascribe to the Dalai Lama views and actions divorced from what he actually represents. Such rhetoric doesn't serve a cause of peaceful change and reconciliation," McCain said.

China has governed Tibet since communist troops marched into the Himalayan region in the 1950s. The Dalai Lama, who fled to India amid a failed uprising in 1959, has denied seeking independence, saying he wants some form of autonomy that would allow Tibetans to freely practice their culture.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
TYC launches indefinite hunger strike without food and water in New Delhi
Nepal stops exiles from marching to Tibet, 30 held
BLACK ANNALS: Goldstein and the Negation of Tibetan History (Part II) – Jamyang Norbu
Free Tibet, say Australian Olympians
German minister urges China to ensure human rights
China expresses 'serious concern' about McCain's meeting with Dalai Lama
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement