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China slams Sarkozy's meeting with Dalai Lama

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China slams Sarkozy's meeting with Dalai Lama


‘Unwise’ and ‘hurtful’ are just two of the words Chinese state TV has used to describe a meeting between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

In a damning rebuke, the broadcast claimed Sarkozy’s actions undermined bilateral ties between France and China.

The statement also called the French leader’s decision to meet the Dalai Lama ‘‘an opportunistic, rash and short-sighted approach to handling the Tibet issue.’‘

Yesterday’s 30 minute meeting in Gdansk took place during celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of former Polish President Lech Walesa’s Nobel Peace Prize.

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