November 28, 2008
China cancels EU summit meeting over Tibet

China decided to cancel an annual summit meeting with European leaders that was scheduled to begin on Monday in France.

The cancellation stems from Chinese anger about French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to meet next week with Tibet’s exiled leader, the Dalai Lama.

For its part, Tibet’s government-in-exile has been debating its approach to dealing with China and has agreed to stop sending representatives to negotiate with the Chinese.

Robert Barnett, a professor of modern Tibetan studies at Columbia University, joins Martin Savidge to discuss China’s attitude toward Tibetan autonomy, Tibetan support for the Dalai Lama and China’s public image. They also discuss the U.S. position on Tibet.

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#2

Why should the Tibet history be recorded by British history? Oh, I almost fogot that Britain had invaded China several time, including Tibet. Do not think you are the police of the world. You know nothing about Tibet. Do you own business, such as being a servant of US.

#1

British history has recorded that Tibet was a fully autonomous country. How can a statement to the contrary by a single person such as Milliband change what has happened in the past? Thats ridiculous!

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