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China says U.S. meeting with Tibetan gov't in exile officials 'undermines' Tibet's stability Updated: 2020-10-21 10:06:10 KST

China is strongly warning the U.S. to immediately stop interfering in its internal affairs this time referring to Tibet.
The remarks came on Tuesday, following a meeting between the head of the Tibetan government in exile and a senior U.S. official.
Last week, Lobsang Sangay, the president of the Tibetan Central Administration,met the U.S.' newly-appointed special coordinator on Tibet.
Beijing called Washington's appointment an act that destabilizes Tibet.

"The so-called special coordinator on Tibet affairs set up by the United States is completely a political manipulation to interfere in China's internal affairs and undermine Tibet's development and stability."

Last Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Robert Destro Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor was to become the sixth special coordinator for Tibetan issues.
The post had been vacant since the start of the Trump administration in early 2017.
This pushes U.S.-China relations to yet another low amid a wide range of ongoing issues, including trade, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the South China Sea and the COVID-19 pandemic.
But the news was greatly welcomed by exiled Tibetans living in India.

"I want to commend and congratulate the United States for taking this decision because it comes at such an important event."

Pompeo's announcement came a month after reports emerged that China is pushing a growing number of Tibetans into vocational training programs,.. where some reports say that they are forced to work and brainwashed into changing their ideologies.
China continues to flatly reject any element of coercion.
International human rights groups have long raised concerns over China's oppressive rule in Tibet, after it seized control of the region in 1950.
Lee Kyung-eun, Arirang News.
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