Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying’s Regular Press Conference on March 20, 2017
Q: According to Indian reports, the Indian Culture Ministry and the New Nalanda University hosted the international Buddhist conference held at Rajgir in the state of Bihar from March 17 to 19. The 14th Dalai Lama and Indian Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma inaugurated the conference together. Dalai also addressed the conference. What is your comment?
A: Recently, India ignored China’s solemn representations and strong opposition and insisted on inviting the 14th Dalai Lama to attend an international Buddhist conference organized by the Indian government. The Dalai Lama also shared the stage with Indian government officials and gave a speech. China is strongly dissatisfied and resolutely opposed to this. We urge the India side to clearly recognize the anti-China separatist nature of the Dalai clique, abide by its promises on the Tibet-related issues, respect China’s core interests and avoid further disturbances and harm to China-India relations.