Oppose Tibetan independence,China tells US

China warned the United States that its criticism of the situation in Tibet could harm relations between the two nations.

Written by Agencies | Beijing | Published: March 11, 2009 3:49 pm

China warned the United States on Wednesday that its criticism of the situation in Tibet could harm relations between the two nations.

“We ask the US side… to acknowledge that Tibet is a part of China and oppose Tibetan independence,to avoid harming overall China-US relations and to stop using the Tibet issue to interfere in China’s internal affairs,” foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said in a statement.

On Tuesday,the White House and the US State Department voiced criticism of how China handles the Tibetan region.

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