China slams proposed US House proposal on Tibet
China on Monday slammed a proposed US Congressional resolution resolution on Tibet unrest and asked American lawmakers to refrain from doing anything that might harm Sino-US relations.
US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday tabled a resolution calling on Beijing to end its crackdown on peaceful protests in Tibet and begin a dialogue with the Dalai Lama to address the grievances of the Tibetan people.
The resolution proposed by a few US House of representatives neither condemned those responsible for the violence nor did it denounce the "Dalai Clique", Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu said.
She said the resolution instead blamed the Chinese government and people.
"We urge the relevant US congressmen to respect the truth, give up preconceptions and recognise the true nature of the Dalai clique," she said.
The riots in Lhasa and other Tibetan-populated areas in Sichuan and Gansu provinces have left 20 persons dead following violent anti-government protests spearheaded by monks.
The unrest in Tibet and Beijing's crackdown have brought calls from Western powers led by the US to exercise restraint by China and hold talks with the Dalai Lama.