Dalai Lama visit to Strasbourg provokes threats from China

The Chinese have accused the Tibetan spiritual leader of ignoring its ‘strong opposition’ after he met Martin Schulz, president of the European parliament

China has expressed anger and threatened countermeasures after the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama spoke at the European parliament in Strasbourg last week and met its president, Martin Schulz.

China regards the 81-year-old Nobel peace prize-winning monk as a separatist, though he says he merely seeks genuine autonomy for his Himalayan homeland, which communist Chinese troops “peacefully liberated” in 1950.

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