Sunday, September 23, 2007

China’s Protest against Merkel’s Dalai Lama Meeting

The first German chancellor to receive Tibet's exiled spiritual leader

Excerpt (mod.) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to hold a historic meeting with the Dalai Lama today in Berlin despite strong protest from China, which has cancelled talks with German officials.

The German justice ministry said Chinese officials have called off a meeting with German counterparts on patent right protection that was scheduled to take place in Munich for "technical reasons". More at AFP News

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