Bengali Hunt Desk: China, which has been embroiled in an internal lawsuit against the United States over Tibet, is angry at another move by the head of Tibet's exiled government. The head of Tibet's government-in-exile, Dr. Lobsang Sang, arrived at the White House at the invitation of the United States. There he met with newly appointed U.S. officials for the Tibet case. Let me tell you, for the first time in six decades, the head of the CTA has been invited to the White House.
Lobsang Sang tweeted about the meeting, “It is a matter of pride to officially enter the White House as the political head of the central Tibetan administration.” The CTA also issued an official statement regarding his visit.
It is a great honor to be the first political head of the Central Tibetan Administration to formally enter the White House https://t.co/nbdVONjlmg
– Lobsang Sangay (@Drlobsangsangay) November 20, 2020
The statement said that Dr Lobsang Sang's visit would be important for both the CTA's democratic system and its political dimension. And this meeting was unprecedented. This meeting will create an optimistic atmosphere about CTA’s partnership with U.S. officials.
It is only natural that China would be offended by Tibet's move. On October 15, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appointed a senior diplomat as special coordinator for Tibet. China is already angry with the US decision. And they have accused the United States of occupying China's internal affairs. This time, the visit of the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile to the White House will further upset China.
Earlier, when asked about the meeting between the two, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that Tibet was China's internal issue and should not be occupied by any outsider. China has also accused the United States of trying to destabilize China over its diplomatic appointments.