Is India bracing for the potential fallout?
China considers the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in India in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, to be a dangerous separatist.
Beijing on Wednesday complained about the US lawmakers’ meeting with the Dalai Lama, who fled Tibet after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule in 1959.
China frequently expresses its anger with countries that host the 81-year old Nobel Peace Prize winner, who only seeks autonomy for his homeland Tibet.
Public discussion of racial discrimination is unusual in China, which is dominated by the ethnic Han majority but is also home to dozens of minority groups as well as a growing influx of foreign residents, including Africans.