China Voices 'Dissatisfaction' Over Dalai Lama Visit

He likened the Chinese government to one that is collectively run by technocrats. Unlike during the time of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, "there is no paramount leader now."

China's top leaders have to consider the reaction from interest groups such as China's military or any emotional criticism on the Chinese Internet over the Obama-Dalai Lama meeting, he added.

But Jin pointed to China's allowing a U.S. aircraft carrier to make a port call in Hong Kong this week when it rejected one in 2007 after President Bush met with the Dalai Lama.

"What is important for China is to have stable and healthy relations with the U.S.," he explained.

This overriding goal of having "stable and healthy relations with the U.S." will help to explain China's behavior, he said, as China tries to manage its differences with the U.S. in the coming months.

-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9885410. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9885410.
  • 1
  • |
  • 2
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
A Gilchrist county sheriffs car sits at the end of a trailer home where 7 members of a family were slain by their grandfather in Bell, FL, Thursday, Sept., 18, 2014. The grandfather, Don Spirit, pictured, also killed himself.
Phil Sandlin/AP Photo | Gilchrist County Sheriffs Office
St. Andre Bessette Catholic Church in Ecorse Michigan
PHOTO: Phoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, to the 4th Avenue Jail following his arrest, Sept. 17, 2014 in Phoenix.
The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski/AP Photo