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10-05-2009, 04:42 PM
Obama not to meet Dalai under Chinese pressure: Report

Posted: Monday , Oct 05, 2009 at 1927 hrs
In an attempt to gain favour with China, for the first time since 1991 the US President will not meet Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama when he visits Washington this week.

President Barack Obama who is scheduled to undertake his first visit to China next month has apparently decided not to meet the Dalai Lama son as not to annoy Beijing.

"The US pressured Tibetan representatives to postpone a meeting between the Dalai Lama and President Obama until after Obama's summit with his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, scheduled for next month," Washington Post reported.

The Dalai Lama has met every sitting US president since George Bush senior in 1991. China accuses the Dalai Lama of being a ‘splittist’ aiming to separate Tibet from it.

The last time Dalai Lama was here, in 2007, however, George W Bush became the first sitting President to meet with him publicly, at a ceremony at the Capitol in which he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress's highest civilian award.

Indian Express (http://www.indianexpress.com/news/obama-not-to-meet-dalai-under-chinese-pressure-report/525316/#)

10-05-2009, 05:09 PM

Miss President George Bush yet?

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Dalai Lama has described a meeting in Washington with U.S. President George W. Bush as "excellent," much like "when two old friends" get together for a reunion.

"I very much appreciate his human warmth," Tibet's exiled spiritual leader told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

The meeting with Bush was held despite angry complaints from China. China sees the Dalai Lama as a supporter of independence for Tibet, which it regards as Chinese territory. The man had spine, courage and character.

Obama has none.

10-05-2009, 07:14 PM
I really try to avoid comments like this, but I just can't help it.

What a brown nosing coward. I have a lot of respect for the office and generally for the person in the office simply because being the President is a hard job but to attempt to gain favor with the Chinese by snubbing a man who leads a country held hostage by the Maoists is just the epitomy of classless pandering.