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Dalai Lama meeting irritates Beijing during upswing in US-China relations

Though Washington's latest overture to Tibetan leader is set to anger China, the short-term outlook for their bilateral ties is relatively positive, despite some irritants.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 05:50
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The Dalai Lama (left) and Mr Obama during a meeting at the White House in 2010. At a time when US-China relations are in a relatively positive shape, Washington's latest approach to the Tibetan leader is expected to irk Beijing .

PRESIDENT Barack Obama will make his first joint public appearance with the Dalai Lama on Thursday at the US National Prayer Breakfast on religious freedom, and may meet privately with him afterwards. At a time when US-China relations are in a relatively positive shape, Washington's latest