• Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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China denounces India hosting Dalai Lama in disputed region

The Dalai Lama

By: Sarwar Alam

China said on Wednesday that India‘s decision to host Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on a contested stretch of land on the India-China border would cause serious damage to relations between the two countries. The Dalai Lama’s week-long trip to Arunchal Pradesh, an eastern Himalayan region administered by New Delhi, but claimed by China as “southern Tibet”, has raised hackles in Beijing, which labels the monk a dangerous separatist. “China expresses firm opposition to this and will lodge stern representations with the Indian side,” foreign ministry spokeswomen Hua Chunying told a regular briefing in the Chinese capital. The 81-year-old…

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