China summons U.S. official over meeting between Obama and Dalai Lama

BEIJING Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:00pm EST

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui summoned on Friday a senior U.S. embassy official in China after U.S. President Barack Obama held low-key talks with the Dalai Lama at the White House despite warnings from Beijing the meeting would damage ties.

Zhang summoned Daniel Kritenbrink, charge d'affaires of the U.S. embassy in China, on Friday night, according to a statement posted on the Chinese foreign ministry's website.

"The United States must take concrete actions to regain the trust of the Chinese government and people," Zhang said.

(Reporting by Sui-Lee Wee; Editing by Chris Reese)

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Comments (2)
Johnny105 wrote:
The Chinese expect to trust him more than his own people trust him? Besides he wanted to be able to come home to his wife and say “Guess who I met today?”

Feb 22, 2014 2:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
bd1 wrote:
Another temper tantrum by the chinese. Let’s just recall the US ambassador, then send the chinese ambassador home, and then close the border so they can’t sell their goods in the US, and then they won’t be able to build anymore bullet trains….. Let’s see if they blow a tantrum then!
China is just being arrogant, because somebody is talking to somebody else that they don’t want around…..sounds like grade school huh?

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