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One Last Time: Can the Chinese Bluff Obama Out of Meeting the Dalai Lama?

Peter, thanks for pointing out that there were other meetings between President Bush and the Dalai Lama. That is certainly to the former president’s credit, though we both know that there is a diplomatic distinction between “public” and “private” meetings that, in this case, was much remarked upon at the time and since.

But the point here is very much policy toward China. And what isn’t debatable is the lamentable continuity that stretches from the first president Bush to Clinton to the second Bush and now to Obama when it comes to concern about human rights in China.



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