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BEIJING has all but ruled out talks with the Dalai Lama despite mounting international pressure for a dialogue over his Tibetan homeland.
A foreign ministry spokesman stuck to the country's hard line against the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, referring to him as a double-dealing "splitist" bent on Tibet independence.
"The Dalai Lama must give up his proposition for Tibetan independence, stop his splitist activities and recognise that Tibet... is a part of China, and the government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate government of all of China,'' foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said.