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China warns of 'serious damage' to US relations over Dalai Lama

China has warned the US that if President Barack Obama goes ahead with plans to discuss Tibetan human rights issues with the Dalai Lama today, it would "seriously damage" ties between the countries.

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China warns US against meeting with the Dalai Lama

China has urged the US to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today, warning that the planned meeting would "seriously damage" ties between the countries.

Obama's planned meeting with the Dalai Lama at the White House is a "gross interference" in China's internal affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement on the ministry's website.

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