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Beijing demands White House cancel meeting with Dalai Lama

February 12, 2010

The Chinese government has sent a sternly worded message to the White House, demanding that President Obama scrub plans for a meeting with the Dalai Lama on February 18. American honors for the Tibetan spiritual leader-- who is seen as embodying his country's wish for freedom from China's control-- have contributed to tensions between Beijing and Washington.

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  • Posted by: - Feb. 13, 2010 4:48 PM ET USA

    Maybe now we will see what stern stuff our President is made of. Or not.