It seems that the Chinese authorities are not too happy that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held a private meeting with The Dalai Lama.
China earlier this month summoned Germany's ambassador to the Foreign Ministry in Beijing, a typical diplomatic way of expressing displeasure.
On Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said Beijing expressed "our solemn position to Germany" over the Dalai Lama's visit, claiming he was using religion to further his political agenda and denouncing "his splittist activities."
What tommy rot. China illegally invaded Tibet in 1950 and has no right to harangue the leaders of other countries for meeting the country's exiled spiritual leader. This blog has always taken a consistent line against arrogant, imperialist attitudes and it does so regardless of whether the arrogant imperialists are American, British, Chinese or any other nationality.