Obama meets Dalai Lama at White House despite Chinese objections

By William Wan, William Branigin, February 21, 2014

China demanded that President Obama cancel a meeting Friday with the Dalai Lama, but it went ahead as scheduled at the White House, albeit in low-key fashion.

Ignoring Beijing’s warning that the meeting would severely harm U.S.-China relations, Obama met with the Tibetan spiritual leader in the Map Room of the White House. It was the president’s third such meeting with the Dalai Lama and the first of his second term. Obama last met the Dalai Lama in July 2011.

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