Obama criticized by China’s media for ‘chumming with’ Dalai Lama


The Dalai Lama is shunned because he is the spiritual and political head of Tibet. The Chinese invaded in the fifties and stole the country from these very peaceful Buddhists. The world watched and did nothing. Hugs, Barbara

Peace and Freedom

US president had called the Tibetan spiritual leader ‘a good friend’ at a prayer meeting in Washington

The Dalai Lama directs a peace sign toward the head table, where US President Barack Obama was seated, during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

The Dalai Lama directs a peace sign toward the head table, where US President Barack Obama was seated, during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS

By Jonathan Kaiman in Beijing
The Guardian

Chinese state media has admonished US president Barack Obama for hosting the Dalai Lama and calling him ‘a good friend’ at a prayer meeting in Washington on Thursday, claiming that receiving the Tibetan spiritual leader “is a political liability which backfires”.

“Chumming with a secessionist is playing with fire, which severely harms the mutual trust between China and the United States, and downgrades Obama’s credit as a national leader for breaking his commitments to China on the Tibet issue,” the state newswire Xinhua wrote in a commentary just before the meeting.

Xinhua continued: “What lies under their…

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