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China rejects latest US Tibet statements
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China on Wednesday said it had lodged solemn representations with the United States over the U.S. latest remarks on Tibet.

"We feel strong dissatisfaction and are resolutely opposed to it, and have lodged solemn representations with the United States," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu in a press release.

Ma's comments came after both the White House and the State Department made remarks and statements on Tuesday accusing of China's policy in Tibet.

Robert Wood, acting spokesman at the U.S. State Department, noted the United States was "deeply concerned by the human rights situation in Tibetan areas" and urged China to take a "substantive dialogue with the Dalai Lama's representatives".

"The Tibet issue is purely China's internal affairs, thus the Chinese government and people oppose that any country uses it to interfere with our internal affairs," Ma said.

Ma said the United States, regardless of reality, randomly condemned China on the Tibet issue to intervene in China's internal affairs, which hurt Chinese people's feeling.

(Xinhua News Agency March 11, 2009)

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