US-China ties: Barack Obama meeting Dalai Lama to irk China

US-China ties: Barack Obama meeting Dalai Lama to irk China
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WASHINGTON, June 15, (APP): US-China ties: Barack Obama meeting Dalai Lama to irk China

 

President Barack Obama will meet the Dalai Lama at the White House on Wednesday.

 

Obama's official schedule indicated that the pair, who have met several times previously, would talk behind closed doors in the Map Room at 10:15 am (1415 GMT).

 

The president usually speaks with dignitaries in the Oval Office. Previous encounters with the Dalai Lama have also been private and held outside the Oval Office to avoid risking relations with China .

 

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