2008-06-12 11:32:53 GMT 2008-06-12 19:32:53 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English
BEIJING, June 12 (Xinhua) -- China said on Thursday it is resolutely opposed to any nation facilitating the Dalai Lama's secessionist activities.
"We demand that Australia take China's solemn concerns seriously and not allow the Dalai Lama to use the Australian territory to engage in separatist activities," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a regular press conference.
Commenting on the Dalai Lama's ongoing visit to Australia, Qin said the Chinese government is strongly against him undertaking any secessionist activity in any country by any name.
The spokesman said that new contacts between the central government and the Dalai Lama's side have not yet been decided.