Published: Tue, March 21, 2017
Economy | By Annette Adams

China urges India to honor commitment on Tibet, avoid China-India relations

China urges India to honor commitment on Tibet, avoid China-India relations

Indias aggressive gesture of inviting the Dalai Lama will bring no benefit to India, but tarnish its image among Chinese people, Hu said.

Over 350 delegates from 35 countries are participating in the conference that included a discussion on women in Buddhism.

Rajgir: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today described himself as a "son of India" and hailed the secularism prevailing in the country. The Indian government is sponsoring the conference, titled "The Relevance of Buddhism in the 21st Century".

"Recently, India ignored China's solemn representations and strong opposition and insisted on inviting the 14th Dalai Lama to attend an worldwide Buddhist conference organized by the Indian government", Hua said. China has sent 90 members of the PLA Honor Guards to attend the event, which is part of Pakistan's republic day event to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of March 23, 1940, and the adoption of the first Constitution of Pakistan, Xinhua said. The conference was inaugurated by Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma and the Tibetan leader on Friday.

China is strongly opposed to the Dalai Lama visiting disputed areas, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang had said.

The Spokesperson, however, said, China's opposition against THAAD missile defence system deployed in South Korea was clear and consistent.

This was the second time this month that the foreign ministry issued a strong statement against the Dalai Lama, and what Beijing perceives as India attempting to tweak its commitment to the Tibet and "One-China" policy. "The Dalai-clique has always been engaging in anti-China separatist activities and its record on the border question is not that good", he added.

"In this very moment while we are enjoying joyfulness and peace, in the same planet, same human beings are killed [under acts] including in the name of religion", said the Dalai Lama, who has been living in exile in India since 1959.

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