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China accused of threatening to boycott Leeds over Dalai Lama visit

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/06/2012

Barry Neild

China has been accused of bullying after it reportedly threatened to pull its Olympic athletes out of their training camp in Leeds because of a visit to the city by the Dalai Lama.
The Tibetan spiritual leader, who Beijing views as a dangerous separatist, was due to address a business convention on Friday, but it has been claimed that Chinese officials have requested the event be cancelled.
Fabian Hamilton, the Labour MP for Leeds North East and chairman of the all-party parliamentary group for Tibet, described the reported demand as "bully-boy tactics".
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"China accused of threatening to boycott Leeds over Dalai Lama visit", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2012. Consulté le 04/12/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/china-accused-of-threatening-to-boycott-leeds-over-dalai-lama-visit