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The Chinese Embassy in India has strongly opposed repeated acts of provocation by the United States after its Ambassador to India met Ngodup Dongchung, representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi and said that the United States respected “the Dalai Lama’s vision for equal human rights ”.
The so-called “Tibetan government in exile” is a separatist political organization whose objective is to pursue “the independence of Tibet”, which is totally in violation of the Constitution and laws of China and is not recognized. by any country, said spokesperson for Chinese Embassy Counselor Wang. Xiaojian said on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
Tibetan affairs are purely China’s internal affairs that do not allow any foreign interference, Wang said.
US Ambassador to India CdA Amb Atul Keshap tweeted Tuesday evening that he “enjoyed his meeting with Ngodup Dongchung, representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The United States supports religious freedom and the preservation of cultural and linguistic identities of Tibetans and respect the Dalai Lama’s vision for equal rights for all.
Any form of contact between the United States and the Dalai Lama clique is a violation of the United States’ commitment to recognize Tibet as part of China, not to support “Tibetan independence” and to do not support attempts to split China, Wang said.
He also urged the United States to honor its commitment, to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs under the pretext of Tibetan affairs, and to offer no support to the “Tibetan independence” forces for its sake. ‘engage in anti-Chinese separatist activities.
In July, during his visit to India, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Ngodup Dongchung in a meeting with social leaders, describing him as the most important contact with the so-called Tibetan government-in-exile since that the Dalai Lama met with President Barack Obama in Washington in 2016.
Experts said Blinken’s visit to India demonstrates the United States’ intention to engage India to contain China is clear and will remain unchanged and warned that by siding with the United States, India would lose its strategic independence, which is dangerous and not aligned with its interests.