China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday urged the British side to get a clear understanding of the Dalai Lama's "true face" and offer no support for Dalai and his secessionist activities, when asked to comment on Prime Minister Gordon Brown's remarks on his willingness to meet the Dalai Lama.
"China is seriously concerned about the message (Brown's remarks on his willingness to meet Dalai)," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said.
"As we have repeatedly pointed out, Dalai is a political refugee engaged in activities of splitting China under the camouflage of religion," Qin said.
The spokesman also accused the Dalai clique of organizing, premeditating, masterminding and inciting the Lhasa riot, which "once again exposed Dalai's separatist nature".
(Xinhua News Agency March 20, 2008)