China on Saturday expressed strong indignation and opposition over a legislation on Tibet recently approved by the US Senate.
"The Tibet issue is China's internal affair, so is the Chinese government's contact and dialogue with the Dalai Lama," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said.
She made the remarks when responding to a question on a legislation approved by the U.S. Senate on Friday, which reportedly urged the Chinese government to begin earnest negotiation with the Dalai Lama on the future of Tibet.
"We urge the U.S. Senate to abide by the basic rules of international relations, stop supporting and conniving with the Dalai Lama and separatist forces for 'Tibet independence', and immediately stop wrongful remarks and deeds that interfere into China's internal affairs and harm the China-U.S. relations," said Jiang.
(Xinhua News Agency September 21, 2008)