By Amarachi Amadike, National Post – 10 May 2022
The Chinese government has expressed concern about the Central Tibetan Administration’s visit to Canada’s House of Commons. An embassy spokesperson referred to the delegation as a Tibetan “government-in-exile” – a separatist group.
“China requires Canada to immediately stop interfering in China’s domestic affairs over Xizang (Tibet)-related issues, while damaging the stability in Xizang, and to stop providing support and a platform for separatists on which to carry out their anti-China separatist activities,” said the spokesperson for the embassy — “or China will be compelled to respond accordingly.”
On May 5, led by Penpa Tsering, the Tibetan administration appeared in front of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development to discuss political and human rights issues in the China-controlled autonomous region.
“As the leader of the organization, Tsering is a downright anti-China separatist whose purpose of visiting is to sell the idea of Tibet independence and advance the internationalization of Tibet-related issues,” the spokesperson said. “In essence, he is engaged in anti-China separatist activities.”