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Post time 2008-8-21 08:46:18 |Display all floors
French politicians urged not to damage China-France relations
By Li Xiaokun (Xinhua)
Updated: 2008-08-21 07:58

China yesterday urged French politicians not to take any steps that could harm relations between the two countries, responding to reports that two French ministers will meet the Dalai Lama Friday.

"China's position on the Tibet issue is consistent and clear. We hope the French side will respect China's concerns and prudently deal with relevant important and sensitive issues," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said at a regular press briefing.

"(We hope France can) make joint efforts with China to avoid any problems and ensure the stable and sound development of Sino-French relations," he said.

The Dalai Lama, who is on a 12-day visit to France, is expected to meet French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and Human Rights Minister Rama Yade in the southern town of Lodeve where he will inaugurate a Buddhist temple.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy made it clear on the eve of the Beijing Olympics that he would not hold talks with the Dalai Lama during his current visit to France.

Sarkozy further clarified his position while in Beijing, saying he respected and would continue the traditional friendly relationship between Paris and Beijing.

"Sino-French relations are back to normal," he told television channel France 2.

During his stay in Beijing to attend the Olympics, former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin said that Sarkozy's refusal to meet the Dalai Lama showed "he does not want France to take actions that China would be read as provocations, and does not want to do any disservice to the Chinese government", according to a report in the Chinese newspaper Global Times.
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Post time 2008-8-21 21:13:35 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2008-8-21 21:11
'China' always has some 'urgent' business to tell others; usually 'it' rants, raves, slams foreign leaders who 'disobey' the Yellow Emperor'. To some this is a sign of China's immaturity; others re ...


But you love to live with that.

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Post time 2008-8-21 22:44:50 |Display all floors

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north my friend, yep, you live with that but it doesn't mean that the rest of the world has to bow down and kiss Chinas' ass. Now, you know I'm not anti-Chinese but I'm spending time here, letting these morons know that China isn't the "end all, be all", nor is the US.....it's humanity.....but some are blinded and need some NW breeze....give'em hell mate!

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Post time 2008-8-22 10:38:52 |Display all floors
Tell a frenchman no and he says yes. The French Gawd blessem have long had a history of doing exactly what others insist they shouldn't. It is why they got along with the U.S. so well in teh beginning.  ANyone who sticks it to the Brits is a friend of the frogs.

It;s a cultural thing.

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Post time 2008-8-22 10:56:17 |Display all floors
Straight to the kidneys that one huang.

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Post time 2008-8-22 12:59:53 |Display all floors
Originally posted by exportedkiwi at 2008-8-21 22:44
north my friend, yep, you live with that but it doesn't mean that the rest of the world has to bow down and kiss Chinas' ass. Now, you know I'm not anti-Chinese but I'm spending time here, letting  ...


Kiwi,

A nice friend informed me that you're getting 'hot' and mad these days and have new tendencies.

I know you're not anti-Chinese, just as I'm not an anti-West. Yes, it's difficult to differ certain topics with the whole.

Cool down pal.

I've experienced what you are experiencing now somewhen, several months after I join this BBS

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