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China criticized a meeting between the U.S.’s new Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Robert Destro and Tibet’s president-in-exile Lobsang Sangay, accusing America of trying to destabilize the region.
Destro “violated the commitment and the policy stance of the U.S. side on not supporting Tibet’s independence and not acknowledging this government in exile,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a daily briefing in Beijing on Tuesday. He urged the U.S. to stop “sabotaging Tibet’s development and stability.”
Sangay last Friday tweeted a photo of a meeting with Destro in Washington, saying it was the first time a president of the exiled government, called the Central Tibetan Administration, had been formally invited inside the State Department.
Great honor to meet with the Special Coordinator on Tibetan Issues @DRL_AS. This is the first time a Sikyong (President) of the Central Tibetan Administration was formally invited inside the State Department.1:21 AM · Oct 16, 2020
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