Dalai Lama issue gets thorny again

Dalai Lama at Bhopal. Pic/PTI
Dalai Lama at Bhopal. Pic/PTI

Beijing: China yesterday warned India not to go against its "core concerns" to avoid disruption in bilateral ties after New Delhi invited the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to an international Buddhist seminar in Bihar.

"In recent days the Indian side, in total disregard of China's stern representation and strong opposition, insisted on inviting the 14th Dalai Lama to attend the international conference on Buddhism held by the Indian government," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporters. "China is strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to it," she said.

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