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China to Obama: Dalai Lama Visit Was Damaging

Saturday, 16 Jul 2011 05:34 PM

BEIJING, July 17 (Reuters) - China said a meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday had damaged relations with the United States, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

"Such an act has grossly interfered in China's internal affairs, hurt the feelings of Chinese people and damaged the Sino-American relations," Xinhua quoted Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu as saying in a written statement.

"We demand the U.S. side to seriously consider China's stance, immediately adopt measures to wipe out the baneful impact, stop interfering in China's internal affairs and cease to connive and support anti-China separatist forces that seek 'Tibet independence'," Ma said in the statement.

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