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China accused of threatening to boycott Leeds over Dalai Lama visit

The Guardian, 14 June 2012
Publié le : 14 juin 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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