A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday was asked if the Chinese government planned to refuse to issue Lady Gaga with a China vias after she met with the Dalai Lama.
It was reported that on Sunday, before speaking at a conference in the U.S. city of Indianapolis, the Dalai Lama met the American pop star and they spoke about love and compassion.
"If you visit Chinese websites and look at the comments left by Chinese netizens, you will see how angry they are about this meeting," spokesperson Hong Lei told a daily news briefing.
The Dalai Lama also met with U.S. President Barack Obama two weeks ago, drawing condemnation from China. Another spokesperson, Lu Kang, warned that the 14th Dalai Lama was not a purely religious figure, but a political exile who has long engaged in anti-China separatist activities under the guise of religion.