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China 'Dissatisfied' with India over Dalai Lama Visit.

Summary: BEIJING (Cihan) - Angry over the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh (är'ənächəl prədĕsh`), state (2001 provisional pop. 1,091,117), 31,438 sq mi (81,424 sq km), NE India, bordered on the north by the Tibet region of China and on the east by Myanmar. The capital is Itanagar. , China on Tuesday said it was "strongly dissatisfied" with India for allowing the Tibetan spiritual leader to travel to the state over which it lays claim.

On the third day of the Dalai Lama's visit to Tawang, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that China "firmly" opposed the trip which was "separatist sep·a·ra·tist  
1. One who secedes or advocates separation, especially from an established church; a sectarian or separationist.

" in nature.

"The Indian side allowed the Dalai Lama Dalai Lama (dä`lī lä`mə) [Tibetan,=oceanic teacher], title of the leader of Tibetan Buddhism. Believed like his predecessors to be the incarnation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, 1935–,  to visit the disputed eastern section of the China-India border regardless of China's grave concerns, and China is strongly dissatisfied with this," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said at a regular news briefing.

"We firmly oppose the Dalai Lama's visit to the region," Qin said.

The visit "fully exposes the Dalai Lama's separatist nature," the spokesman said, adding "his attempt will not succeed.

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Date:Nov 10, 2009
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