The Dalai Lama and the president

President Obama finally met the Dalai Lama. And once again, the activities of a softly-spoken monk roused China’s anger.

The Dalai Lama and President Barack Obama have finally met. The Thursday morning meeting was, by my reckoning, the Dalai Lama’s 10th visit to the White House. His holiness has yet to step inside the Oval Office, however. As a sop to China, presidents see the old monk in their residential quarters or some other “unofficial” spot, such as the map room. > more.


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