U.S. Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky met with the Dalai Lama here Monday despite China's calls on the U.S. for no-support for any separatist activities staged by the Dalai clique.
There is no news conference or news release following the 30-minute meeting, said a U.S. media relations officer.
The Chinese foreign ministry has repeatedly said it is firmly opposed to the Dalai Lama visiting any country in any identity to engage in secessionist activities, and is opposed to any country having any official contacts with the Dalai Lama.
The Lhasa riots on March 14 again revealed that the Dalai Lama is not really a religious person, but a political refugee engaged in the activities of splitting China and destroying national unity under the cover of religion and the camouflage of peace, foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said last month.
Hundreds of Chinese Americans and Chinese nationals working or studying in the United States gathered in the northeastern state of Michigan Sunday to protest against the crime and violence wire-pulled by the Dalai clique and voiced support for the upcoming Beijing Olympics.
The protest, organized by the Chinese students studying at the University of Michigan and the State University of Michigan, was held outside the Ann Arbor stadium where the Dalai Lama was delivering a speech.
The protesters, from teenagers to the grey-haired, all chanted "One World, One Dream" and "Olympics go," while wielding such slogans as "Politics off Olympics, we want sport" and "We seek peace."
Demonstrations against Tibet separatists' attempts to sabotage China's sovereignty and the forthcoming Beijing Olympics have been held in a series of U.S. cities as the Dalai Lama was touring this North American country.