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China Denounces Tibet Exile Leader, Says Is A Separatist

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June 07, 2014 AT 6:09 AM
China's foreign ministry denounced the prime minister of Tibet's government-in-exile on Friday as a separatist who had never done a good thing in his life, in a sign that Beijing is unlikely to resume talks anytime soon. Lobsang Sangay told Reuters on Thursday he was hopeful Chinese President Xi Jinping would resume formal talks and soften China's handling of Tibet. But the unusually harsh comments by Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei suggested the chances of that happening were remote. Sangay made his comments before the launch of a global publicity campaign to persuade world governments to put pressure on China to restart the dialogue and change its policy on Tibet.