|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ma Zhaoxu's Remarks on Obama to Meet with Dalai|
Q: On February 11, in answering questions raised by journalists, White House Press Secretary responded that President Obama would meet with the Dalai Lama on February 18. How do you comment on that?
A: China has lodged solemn representations to the US on its above-mentioned decision. China is firmly opposed to Dalai's visit to the US and his contact with the US leadership. Our position is consistent and unequivocal. China has repeatedly lodged solemn representations to the US on President Obama's possible meeting with Dalai. We urge the US to fully recognize the high sensitivity of Tibet-related issues, strictly abide by its commitment of recognizing Tibet as part of China and opposing "Tibet independence", cancel immediately the wrong decision of arranging a meeting between President Obama and Dalai, not to provide Dalai any arena or convenience to engage in anti-China splitist activities, not to undermine the stability of Tibet and interfere in China's internal affairs so as to protect China-US relations from being further undermined.