BEIJING - A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday severely blasted the Dalai Lama's separatist activities in Japan, saying his behaviors are despised by the Chinese people.
"The Dalai Lama's gummy performance once again shows his true colors of betraying his motherland and engaging in activities to split China under the guise of religion," spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily news briefing.
He made the comments in response to a question about the Dalai Lama referring to the Diaoyu Islands as the Senkaku Islands at a recent press conference in the Japanese city of Yokohama.
"In order to achieve his goal of splitting China, the Dalai Lama would rather collude with Japanese right-wing forces. His behaviors are despised by the Chinese people," Hong said.
He reiterated that China strongly opposes any country or individual providing platforms, in any form, for the Dalai Lama's separatist activities.
Hong said last Monday that China had lodged a solemn representation to Japan over the Dalai Lama's 10-day trip to Japan, starting November 4.