China urges US to call off Obama-Dalai Lama meeting

Beijing, Feb. 21: China has asked the United States to cancel the planned meeting between President Barack Obama and exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

In a press release, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China has urged the US to take its concerns seriously and to not facilitate the occasion for the Dalai Lama to conduct anti-China secessionist moves.

Her comments came in response to the scheduled informal Obama-Dalai Lama meeting on Friday in the White House.

She urged the Tibetan issue is a domestic affair for China, arguing that there is no other country that bears the right to interfere.

She added that the Dalai Lama is a political figure in exile who is undertaking anti-China separatist activities in the name of religion. (ANI)