Chinese Foreign Minister warns U.S. against interfering with Tibet

uni1466348714{BNN/BEIJING, China}  – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on June 18 told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that the United States should not interfere in the internal matters of China when it comes to Tibet.

Reuters reported that an account of the call which was released on the Chinese Foreign Ministry website said that Kerry reiterated that U.S. has not changed its policy that Tibet is part of China and added that U.S. does not support independence of Tibet.

Kerry said that the United States stands ready to further push forward U.S.-China relations.According to the post, Kerry and Yi also discussed the success of the recently concluded bilateral Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing.

The phone call comes days after U.S. President Barack Obama hosted Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama at the White House.

China had warned U.S. against it saying that it would harm diplomatic relations.

The meeting came at a time when U.S. and China’s relations is already in trouble due to China’s claims over the South China Sea.

Meanwhile, according to reports, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, speaker of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile on behalf of the Tibetan parliament thanked President Obama for hosting Dalai Lama at the White House.

He added, in a statement, “On behalf of Tibetans in and outside Tibet, the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile sincerely express our heartfelt gratitude to Your Excellency for welcoming and meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 15th June, 2016 at the White House, despite strong objections from the Chinese Government and the sad Orlando tragedy.” READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.