Published On: Thu, Jul 29th, 2021

Blinken Meets Representative of Dalai Lama in India Amid Tensions With China

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NEW DELHI—U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met a representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi on Wednesday, drawing an angry response from Beijing. Blinken met briefly with Ngodup Dongchung, who presented him with a scarf from the Dalai Lama, a senior State Department official said. Dongchung serves as a representative of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), also known as the Tibetan government in exile. “The Dalai Lama obviously is a globally revered spiritual leader and so the gesture was gratefully received and appreciated,” said the official, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity. The meeting was one of the most conspicuous contacts between U.S. and Tibetan officials since President Barack Obama met the Dalai Lama in Washington in 2016. The Chinese regime on Thursday slammed Blinken’s meeting with Dalai Lama’s representative. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a daily news briefing that the meeting had violated the … Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS

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