CCTV9英语新闻:Chinese ambassador to U.S. lodges representations about Obama meeting with Dalai Lama

Chinese Ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai, has lodged solemn representations to the US government over President Barack Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama. He urged Washington to immediately take effective measures to correct the mistake.

Cui Tiankai stressed that Tibet is an inseparable part of China's territory and that the Tibet issue is purely a Chinese domestic affair.

The Chinese diplomat also demanded that Washington stop interfering in China's internal affairs, and stop supporting anti-China secessionist activities made by the Dalai Lama and his followers.

Cui said China maintains that the Dalai Lama is a political exile who has been engaged in secessionist activities under the cloak of religion. And the country firmly opposes any form of meeting between a foreign leader and the Dalai Lama.

The Ambassador warned that Obama's meeting with the Dalai will only cause troubles for the United States itself. He urged Washington to immediately take concrete actions to regain the trust of the Chinese government and people.