Meeting with the Dalai Lama has been hanging over Obama since he took office. And much to China’s annoyance Obama has now met with him.
But Zhang Qingli, the Communist Party Secretary in Tibet has said ‘The Dalai Lama is a wolf wrapped in a habit, a monster with human face and animal’s heart’.
China has previously cautioned other countries not to meet with the Dalai Lama. And also warned Obama not to meet with him.
German Prime minister Merkel faced criticism from her own foreign minister when she met with the Dalai Lama.
Since the meeting China has summoned the U.S ambassador to express “strong dissatisfaction”. Relations with China are already strained after the U.S sold weapons to Taiwan and Google threatened to pull out after claims of Chinese cyber-spying. This has left some asking if this meeting is going to make a bad situation worse.
Why does the China seem to be so petrified of this 72-year-old Buddhist monk?
China views the Dalai Lama as a political threat and call him a separatist. And have blamed him for inciting violence in Tibet.
Since the meeting the exiled Tibetian Government has done what the Chinese feared and praise Obama’s meeting.
Here someone asks, ‘There can’t be anything harmful in someone so peaceful, can there?’
But Wong comments, ‘Dalai Lama is dangerous he plan to take over all of China!!’
Are the Chinese government right to be afriad of the Dalai Lama? Does he have any real power? Why do world leaders continue to meet with him?