Feb. 13, 2018 -- Dalai Lama’s top henchman has been boycotted in South Africa since he used U.S. passport to enter the country in February, with many locals and overseas Chinese slamming him for undermining the One China Policy and Sino-South African relations.
Lobsang Sangay, the so-called “prime minister” of “Tibet’s government in exile,” was reported to drop his plans to speak to the Law Faculty of the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa due to massive and fierce protests by hundreds of outraged South African locals and members of the Chinese community in South Africa.
According to an announcement released by the Chinese embassy in South Africa, Sangay “sneaked into” South Africa with his U.S. passport, which exempts him from acquiring a visa in advance. South Africa’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already admonished Dalai Lama’s representative office in the country, while the latter promised not to hold any public events during Sangay's stay in South Africa.
The Chinese government has been resolutely opposing secessionist activities by the ringleaders of the Dalai Lama clique in any country, in any capacity, and under any name, as well as being firmly against any contacts between any foreign officials and the clique’s leaders. The so-called “Tibetan government in exile,” which is deemed by the Chinese side as an illegal organization, was established after the Dalai Lama fled abroad in 1959.