White House to Meet with the Dalai Lama
China has warned President Obama not to meet with the Dalai Lama in no uncertain terms.
“It will seriously undermine the foundation of Sino-U.S. political relations,” said Zhu Weiqun, a Communist Party official who is in charge of talks with representatives of the Dalai Lama. “We will take corresponding action to make relevant countries see their mistakes.”
“The president has made clear to the Chinese government that we intend to meet with the Dalai Lama. It has been his every intention,” Mike Hammer, spokesman for the National Security Council, told reporters last month.
According to CNN, the White House has not set a date for such a meeting; however the Dalai Lama has speaking engagements scheduled in the United States in late February and in May.
If President Obama does personally meet with the Dalai Lama, he will stand tall and will receive accolades of appreciation from the world over for exhibiting courage against another threat from Communist China.