China warns United States over Tsai, Dalai Lama visits

The China Post
Date: June 15, 2016
By: Reuters

BEIJING — Mainland China warned the United States on Tuesday to stick by its promises not to 5935135_origsupport any separatist activities, ahead of a U.S. visit by the R.O.C.’s new president, Tsai Ing-wen, and a possible meeting between the Dalai Lama and U.S. President Barack Obama.

Self-ruled, democratic Taiwan and the remote mountainous region of Tibet are two of China’s most sensitive political and diplomatic issues.

Mainland China external affairs agency spokesman Lu Kang said both issues involved the “one China” policy, a basic diplomatic tenet referring to both Taiwan and Tibet being part of China that Beijing insists foreign governments recognize.

“I can responsibly tell you that on this issue the U.S. government has made solemn promises, which is to uphold a ‘one China’ policy,” Lu told a daily news briefing.

R.O.C. President Tsai Ing-wen will transit in Miami on her way to Panama, one of the island’s diplomatic allies, for the expansion ceremony of the Panama Canal and stopover in Los Angeles on her return, Deputy Foreign Minister Javier Ching-shan Hou said on Tuesday.     [FULL  STORY]

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