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China urges Mongolia to eliminate negative impacts of Dalai Lama visit

Updated: 11 29 , 2016 14:18
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BEIJING, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- China on Sunday urged Mongolia to eliminate the negative impacts of the Dalai Lama's visit and refrain from disturbing the healthy development of China-Mongolia ties.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said regardless of China's repeated dissuasions, the Mongolian side insisted inviting the Dalai Lama for visit.

China voices strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the Dalai Lama's visit to Mongolia, said Geng.

The 14th Dalai Lama has long engaged in anti-China secessionist activities, said Geng, adding that the Dalai Lama is a political exile that attempts to split Tibet from the Chinese territory under the cloak of religion.

China is firmly opposed to the anti-China secessionist activities by the Dalai Lama in any capacity and under any name, as well as any contacts between the Dalai Lama and the authorities of any countries, said Geng.

China urged Mongolia to recognize the separatist nature of the Dalai Lama clique, show respect to China's core interests and major concern, and take effective measures to remove the negative impacts of the Dalai Lama's visit, so as to avoid disturbing the sound development of China-Mongolia relations, he said.

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