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    Re: Should Obama meet the Dali Lama?

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    China needs to get over it. Meet with the Dali Lama. He is a symbol of resistance toward a tyrannical regime. Maybe he can teach the Obama administration something. Tibet should be a self administered part of China much like Scotland has been to Britain.
    yes. an autonomous zone, but even that impinges on Chinese designs. China isn't tolerant towards any religion, region. they are still imperial empire minded.

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    Re: Should Obama meet the Dali Lama?

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    yes. an autonomous zone, but even that impinges on Chinese designs. China isn't tolerant towards any religion, region. they are still imperial empire minded.
    China doesn't understand things like popular opinion, ethics, etc. The Tibet issue and it's status as a worldwide cause celebre is totally China's own making. They created the bad situation, then they point at us and say, 'hey, why are you telling other people about this?'

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    Re: Should Obama meet the Dali Lama?

    Of course they should meet. The Chinese may express their disquiet, but should be ignored. The DL is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, he's no longer the leader of the Tibetan government in exile, so I can't see anything that should annoy the Chinese anyway.
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    Re: Should Obama meet the Dali Lama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Obama is planning to host the Dali Lama for a meeting. The Chinese protest, here's what they have to say in their statement....

    "By arranging a meeting between the President and the Dalai Lama, the U.S. side will grossly interfere in the internal affairs of China, seriously violate norms governing international relations and severely impair China-U.S. relations.

    Tibet-related affairs fall entirely within the internal affairs of China which allow no foreign interference,"




    Here is the American counter-statement:

    "The United States recognizes Tibet to be a part of the People's Republic of China and we do not support Tibetan independence. The United States strongly supports human rights and religious freedom in China."


    What do you think. Should Obama meet the Dali Lama, or are we meddling in another country's domestic affairs?
    I don't think China should have a problem with Obama meeting with the man but if anti-Chinese statements or actions come from that meeting, then China will have something to complain about.

    I am sure Obama just wants to see what all the fuss is about with this man.

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    Re: Should Obama meet the Dali Lama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Obama is planning to host the Dali Lama for a meeting. The Chinese protest, here's what they have to say in their statement....

    "By arranging a meeting between the President and the Dalai Lama, the U.S. side will grossly interfere in the internal affairs of China, seriously violate norms governing international relations and severely impair China-U.S. relations.

    Tibet-related affairs fall entirely within the internal affairs of China which allow no foreign interference,"




    Here is the American counter-statement:

    "The United States recognizes Tibet to be a part of the People's Republic of China and we do not support Tibetan independence. The United States strongly supports human rights and religious freedom in China."


    What do you think. Should Obama meet the Dali Lama, or are we meddling in another country's domestic affairs?
    If this was true then I do not think we would be doing business with China and any company that outsourced to that country would be penalized.Because all these companies outsourcing line the pockets of the Chinese Government thus encouraging the same old **** in that country. When people opposed apartheid in south Africa people discouraged companies from doing business with South Africa.We also do not allow companies to do business with North Korea and other countries with economic sanctions.
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    Re: Should Obama meet the Dali Lama?

    Yes. He absolutely should.


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    Re: Should Obama meet the Dali Lama?

    Sure, though I don't really much care if he does or doesn't.

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    Re: Should Obama meet the Dali Lama?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    When people opposed apartheid in south Africa people discouraged companies from doing business with South Africa.We also do not allow companies to do business with North Korea and other countries with economic sanctions.
    Don't forget that the US (and Britain) opposed those sanctions, broke and undermined them whenever possible.
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    Re: Should Obama meet the Dali Lama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Don't forget that the US (and Britain) opposed those sanctions, broke and undermined them whenever possible.
    Shh you are not allowed to point out the recent racist past of certain countries.. bad boy, go out and punish yourself with a cold beer.
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    Re: Should Obama meet the Dali Lama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Don't forget that the US (and Britain) opposed those sanctions, broke and undermined them whenever possible.
    Unfortunately there are politicians in both parties with their lips on the cocks of big businesses.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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