Dharmashala, June 16 (ANI): The Tibetan Government-in-exile thanked the U.S. for hosting the 14th Dalai Lama despite strong protest by China. U.S. President Barack Obama met the Tibetan spiritual leader at the White House on Wednesday despite a warning by China that it would damage diplomatic relations. Obama’s fourth White House meeting with the Dalai Lama in the past eight years took place in the White House residence, instead of the Oval Office where the President normally meets world leaders. The meeting came at a time of heightened tensions between the United States and China over Beijing’s assertive pursuit of territorial claims in East Asia. The two leaders discussed issues. including human rights and climate change.
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