China demands Obama cancel Dalai Lama meeting

By William Wan, February 21, 2014

BEIJING — China has demanded the White House cancel a meeting between President Obama and the Dalai Lama scheduled for Friday, warning it would severely harm U.S.-China relations.

It will be Obama’s third such meeting with the Tibetan spiritual leader since he became president. Each has drawn severe criticism from China, which considers the Dalai Lama an anti-China separatist.

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