Q: According to reports, US Undersecretary of State Dobriansky met with Dalai on April 21 and wrote an article in the Washington Post, claiming that the Tibet Incident has reflected Chinese Government's long-term "repression" on religion, culture and other kinds of freedom in Tibet, and the best way for the Chinese Government to address Tibetan concerns is to engage in dialogue with Dalai. How do you comment on that?
A: In disregard of China's firm opposition, this US official of the State Department insisted on meeting with Dalai and pointed a finger at China over the Tibetan affairs, which are completely China's internal affairs. This extremely erroneous and irresponsible act is a blatant violation of the fundamental rules of international relations and an interference in China's domestic issues. China has made solemn representations to the US.
It must be pointed out that the criminal act of violence in Lhasa on March 14 is premeditated and organized by the Dalai clique and perpetrated by Tibetan separatist forces both in and outside China acting in collusion. No eloquence can avail against the solid facts. The US official, in stead of condemning the atrocity of the rioters, attempted to justify their acts and targeted at the Chinese Government and people. What on earth is her motive?
We urge the US to respect the facts, recognize the situation and stop supporting and encouraging the separatist activities of the Dalai clique so as to protect the China-US relations and its own image.
On the issue of the contact between the Central Government and Dalai, we have expounded on our consistent stance on many occasions recently.