China blasts India over Dalai Lama visit to disputed area

April 5, 2017 10:57 AM

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BEIJING – China is criticizing India for allowing the Dalai Lama to visit a disputed border region, saying it did not consider the incident a purely internal Indian affair.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters Wednesday that the visit by the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader "severely harms China's interests and the China-India relationship." Hua rejected arguments that the visit was solely religious in nature, and said China would lodge a formal prote...

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