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The Chinese embassy threatened House lawmakers!

According to a copy of the letter exclusively reviewed by The Post, China’s embassy to the US sent a threatening letter to lawmakers who visited the Dalai Lama in Tibet this week, urging them to “cancel” the trip.

“I am writing to express deep concern on the HFAC congressional delegation’s visit to Dharamshala,” Minister-Counselor Zhou Zheng wrote to aides of House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and ranking member Gregory Meeks (D-NY).

He continued and said

“The visit interferes with China’s internal affairs and violates China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. China firmly deplores it,” Zheng said, referring to Tibet as “Xizang … an integral part of Chinese territory since [the] Yuan Dynasty in the 13th century.”

McCaul said,

“Just this week our delegation received a letter from the Chinese Communist Party, warning us not to come here, but we did not let the CCP intimidate us for we are here today.”

“We strongly urge the Congress to cancel related activities, so as to help maintain the current stabilizing momentum of China-US relations, rather than the opposite,” he added.

Despite Beijing’s warnings against U.S. association with the leader of “anti-China separatist activities under the guise of religion,” a bipartisan House delegation met with the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, last Wednesday in northern India.

The 88-year-old Dalai Lama fled to Dharamshala following a failed uprising against China in 1959.


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