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Xinhua: China Warns of Tension if Obama Meets Dalai Lama

Global Times warned the Obama Administration that there would be severe consequencies if Obama meets with the Dalai Lama when he visits the US between the end of September and mid-October this year. Global Times quoted Shi Yinhong, a professor at the School of International Studies, Remin University of China (previously known as People’s University of China) and the Director of the American Studies Center: “The meeting between German Chancellor Angela and Dalai brought about 6 months of tension in Sino-German relations and the meeting between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Dalai brought about 4 months of tension in Sino-French relations. If Obama neglects the warnings, it will lead to at least 2 months of tension in Sino-US relations.”

Source: Global Times, July 20, 2009