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China fumes at Pelosi-Dalai Lama meet
March 21, 2008 16:30 IST
Voicing unhappiness over US leader Nancy Pelosi meeting the Dalai Lama, China on Friday warned against any "meddling' in its "internal affairs" as it asked India and the international community not to be "misled" by his "nice words".
The Chinese Embassy in organised screening of a documentary for media in its bid to prove that the Dalai Lama [Images] had "masterminded" the violence in Lhasa.
Notwithstanding denials by the Dalai Lama, Chinese Ambassador to India Zhang Yan insisted that "deeds" of the Tibetan leader show he was behind the unrest in Lhasa and that India and others should "see through his intentions".
He told reporters that China appreciates the position adopted by India so far and hoped New Delhi would continue to have "correct" stand with regard to developments in Tibet.
On Pelosi's meeting the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, Yan said no "country, organisation or person" should "take any irresponsible step or say irresponsible words" on happenings in Tibet.
'We oppose any country, any organisation, any person to interfere in China's internal affairs," Yan said.
"On this issue, we have stated clearly that Tibet is China's internal affair. We don't allow anybody to meddle in China's internal affairs. Any attempt to cause trouble to China is doomed to fail," the Chinese envoy said.
Pelosi, after her meeting with the Dalai Lama, described the situation in Tibet as a challenge to the "conscience of the world" and asked all freedom-loving people to speak out against China's "oppression".