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26 November, 2008

#2: China is at is again: Postpones summit with EU over Dalai Lama visit

I sit in my chilly home far out of reach from the Chinese government and can, without fear of retaliation, share my opinion on actions taken by them. But we cannot forget that there are millions who would be put in prison for writing this blog, so the actions of this government should be carefully observed and commented on by any who have an opinion to share.

Similar idiocy:
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China "will not like" anyone who participates in the Dalai Lama's six day meeting in India.

China postpones summit with EU over Dalai Lama visit
From a story on AFP.

China has postponed a summit with the European Union next week over a visit to Europe by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, the EU said in a statement on Wednesday.

"The Chinese authorities have informed the European Union of their decision to request the postponement of the 11th European Union-China summit, scheduled to take place on December 1," the statement said.

"They said their decision was due to the fact that the Dalai Lama will at the same time undertake a new visit in several countries of the Union and will meet on this occasion heads of state and government."

On November 14, China hit out at French President Nicolas Sarkozy's planned meeting with the Dalai Lama in Poland next month, warning it could hurt relations between the two countries.

France holds the EU's rotating presidency until the end of next month.

The 73-year-old Buddhist leader is also due to visit the Czech Republic and Belgium, where he is scheduled to address the European Parliament in Brussels on December 4.

Read the entire story on the AFP web site.

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