“We are seriously concerned about the news. On the eastern section of the China—India border, China’s position is clear and consistent. The Dalai clique has long been engaging in separatist activities with inglorious record. India should be very clear with the true nature of the Dalai clique,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told media on Friday, responding to a question on the Dalai Lama’s upcoming visit to Arunachal Pradesh.
China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of south Tibet.
“But despite this India still invited the Dalai Lama to visit the region. This will have serious damage on bilateral relations,” Lu said.
The Dalai Lama will visit Arunachal Pradesh from April 4 to 13.
This is the second time this month Chinese Foreign Ministry has aired its objections to the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh.
“China is gravely concerned over information that India has granted permission to the Dalai to visit Arunachal Pradesh,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on March 3.
China has protested to India last year also when New Delhi cleared his visit to Arunachal Pradesh.