China Angered As Dalai Lama Shares Stage With Indian Officials

China has condemned India's official ties with the Dalai Lama. (Reuters)

China has condemned India’s official ties with the Dalai Lama. (Reuters)

BEIJING:  China expressed anger on Monday after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama attended a Buddhist conference supported by the Indian culture ministry, the latest spat with India over a man whom China brands a dangerous separatist.

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in India after a failed uprising against Chinese rule in 1959, denies espousing violence and says he only wants genuine autonomy for his remote Himalayan homeland.

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