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WASHINGTON — President Obama welcomed the Dalai Lama to the White House on Friday morning, provoking a sharp rebuke from the Chinese government, which warned that the meeting would severely damage relations between Washington and Beijing.
But this time, in contrast to previous meetings, the White House seemed unruffled by the diplomatic repercussions of the visit by the Tibetan spiritual leader, which comes as the United States is taking a firmer line with China on a range of territorial disputes with its neighbors.
Mr. Obama, the White House said in a statement, reiterated in the meeting his support for the rights and religious liberties of Tibetans in China.
Both China and Obama annoy me.
I do like the Dalai though.
'Paradox of our Age' sums it up rather succinctly.
He's an attention seeking celebrity
Wouldn't a red Chinese lapdog shun the Dalai Lama?
. Barry is just a Bankster puppet.
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Obama is so weak on foreign policy that China is using this as an excuse to further annoy and get concessions from the US.
Dali Lama visits.
China gets annoyed.
The US caves and offers them. . . . . . ?
If Obama was a strong president, China would keep it's mouth shut and just accept it.
But Obama is weak.
See an "offering" to appease China next month. I'd bet 5 internetz on it.