Hello Dalai: Obama Meets With Tibetian Leader Over Chinese Objections

While Obama has been criticized for saying that Tibet is part of China (here), he showed a refreshing degree of independence from China by meeting with the Dalai Lama. In the past, China has been able to pressure leaders (including past presidents) to avoid such meetings). Recently, South Africa even barred the Dalai Lama from an international peace conference, here.

What is interesting is that the meeting occurred after China began to dump U.S. debt and start a panic on U.S. treasury notes due to our economic policies and lack of fiscal discipline.

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4 thoughts on “Hello Dalai: Obama Meets With Tibetian Leader Over Chinese Objections”

  1. The thing that has always puzzled me about this is why China wanted Tibet in the first place. The mountain chain dwarfs the Alps and Hannibal was a lot more unsuccessful general then imagined by history. It just doesn’t seem strategically or materially worth their while. As for the Dalai Lama, he seems to be a cool guy, but Tibet historically was a pretty cruel place for the common people to live in.

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