The National People's Congress (NPC), the top legislature, yesterday strongly condemned a US Congress resolution on Tibet.
"It (the resolution) is a gross interference in China's domestic affairs and hurts the Chinese people's feelings. We are strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposed to it," the NPC Foreign Affairs Committee said in a statement.
The US House of Representatives, disregarding China's stance, approved an anti-China resolution on Tibet, which distorts the facts of Tibet's democratic reform and glorifies the Dalai Lama, slandering the religious policy of the Chinese government, it said.
The resolution runs counter to the norms of international relations, the statement said.
"The NPC and the Chinese people have always opposed any country or any people intervening in China's internal affairs using the Tibet issue," it said.
Also yesterday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu urged the resolution's backers to "correct their mistakes immediately" and stop harming Sino-US relations.
(China Daily 03/13/2009 page1)