Friday, February 19, 2010


The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, said he was "very happy" with his meeting Thursday with President Obama. He said they discussed the concerns of the Tibetan people, greater leadership roles for women worldwide and religious tolerance.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama praised the Dalai Lama's "Middle-Way Approach," his commitment to non-violence and his pursuit of dialogue with the Chinese government.

The Chinese government today again protested Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama, who fled his homeland in 1959 after China annexed Tibet. The Chinese government considers the Dalai Lama a Tibetan separatist leader

China told Obama not to appear in public with the Dalai Lama.

So, Obama didn't.


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