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Bush throws down gauntlet to China with Dalai Lama meeting

October 10, 2007

by P. Parameswaran

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President George W. Bush will risk angering China by attending a ceremony next week to award a Congress medal to the exiled Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama, at the bastion of American democracy.

Barely a month after China strongly protested German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s meeting with the Dalai Lama, the White House said Wednesday that Bush and his wife will participate in the special landmark event for the 72-year-old Buddhist spiritual leader at the Capitol building next Wednesday.

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