China Protests to US Over Dalai Lama Presence at Obama Event

February 6, 2015 9:08 AM

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China has protested the Dalai Lama's presence at a public event attended by President Barack Obama, saying the U.S. was exploiting the issue of Tibet for political purposes.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Friday that China regards the Tibetan spiritual leader as a political exile working to overthrow Chinese rule over the Himalayan region under the cloak of religion.

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