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The World

October 12, 1987

Chinese President Li Xiannian charged that Congress violated the basis of Sino-U.S. relations by criticizing Beijing's handling of unrest in Tibet, where three major protests against Chinese rule erupted in the last two weeks. Li singled out an appearance before a congressional subcommittee last month by the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, during a visit to the United States that Beijing has charged was coordinated with the outbreak of violence. "The Chinese people are indignant at such action of the U.S. Congress," the New China News Agency quoted the Chinese president as saying.

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