Obama meets Dalai Lama despite Chinese warning

Obama’s first presidential meeting with the Dalai Lama was sure to draw angry complaints from Beijing, which is increasingly at odds with Washington over trade, currencies, U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Chinese Internet censorship.

With the two giant economies so deeply intertwined, tensions are considered unlikely to escalate into outright confrontation. The White House expects only limited fallout.

But the Dalai Lama’s visit could complicate Obama’s efforts to secure China’s help on key issues such as imposing tougher sanctions on Iran, resolving the North Korean nuclear standoff and forging a new global accord on climate change.

Read more: Reuters


February 18, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

1 Comment »

  1. Well, I’m glad that Obama didn’t Kowtow to at least one world leader but I don’t see the importance of the Dalai Lama either. He has no power dealing with the any issue especially North Korea and global warming. And as far as the latter, global warming has not reached a concensus. Didn’t you hear?

    Comment by MTR | February 18, 2010 | Reply

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