Dalai Lama to meet Obama today

President Obama is set to meet with the Dalai Lama today:

Obama to meet Dalai Lama despite Chinese warning

From The Washington Post

U.S. President Barack Obama will host the Dalai Lama at the White House on Thursday despite China’s warning that the meeting with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader could further damage strained ties.

Obama’s first presidential meeting with the Dalai Lama is sure to draw angry complaints from Beijing, which is increasingly at odds with Washington over trade, currencies, U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Internet censorship.

With the two giant economies so deeply intertwined, tensions are considered unlikely to escalate into outright confrontation. The White House expects only limited fallout.

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