Today in Washington, D.C., President Obama welcomed the Dalai Lama to the White House.
It was described as a “muted” meeting — with neither a joint press conference nor public fanfare.
The administration’s low-key approach was aimed at not offending the Chinese government, which considers the Dalai Lama a separatist.
For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Robert Barnett, director of the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University.
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