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Chinese president Xi Jinping may raise Tibet issue with India

 Chinese President Xi Jinping and his spouse Peng Liyuan
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his spouse Peng Liyuan
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There has been a tense situation between China and India for decades over the Tibet issue ever since His Holiness the Dalai fled China and settled in Dharamshala, India. According to a Tibet Sun report on Aug. 30, 2014 Chinese president Xi Jinping is likely to raise the Tibet issue with India during a visit in September.

Ma Jiali, an expert on India at the Communist Party School in Beijing says Jinping is anticipated to question the existence of the Tibetan government-in-exile in Dharamshala during a scheduled visit to India in September. Jiali said he expects the Chinese president to raise the issue of the role the Dalai Lama plays in India. Jinping is likely to ask India to make certain that New Delhi keeps its promise not to allow Tibetans to conduct political activities in China.

Jiali says the Tibetan government-in-exile is a political activity against China reports The Times of India. It is the position of Jiali that India must keep its promise about adhering to a one-China policy and should not give importance to any forces trying to split China.
China insists that the Dalai Lama is an anarchist who refuses to recognize Chinese control over Tibet. The situation between China and India over Tibet is therefore likely to remain extremely contentious.