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.
Is the White House being too sensitive to China’s view of the Dalai Lama, and should President Obama have embraced him more publicly?
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