Showing posts with label Tibet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tibet. Show all posts

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Britain's Cameron 'turns page' on Dalai Lama row with China visit

LONDON Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:27am EST
(Reuters) - Britain has put a diplomatic rift with China over the Dalai Lama behind it and Prime Minister David Cameron has no plans to meet Tibet's spiritual leader again, a senior source in his office said ahead of a visit by the British leader to Beijing.

Instead, Cameron will use a three-day visit to China next week, his first since the Dalai Lama rift, to focus on deepening trade ties with the world's second largest economy, taking with him a delegation of around 100 business people.

"This visit is forward looking. We have turned a page on that issue," said the source when asked whether Cameron would raise the issue of Tibet during his trip. "It's about shifting UK relations up a gear and looking to the future."