Cold Shoulders

China: Shun the Dalai Lama, Obama

Chinese and American relations—already tense after Hillary Clinton reprimanded China for its lack of Internet freedom—could get worse if President Obama meets with the Dalai Lama, a Chinese official said on Tuesday. The Communist Party official said such a meeting would “seriously undermine the political foundation of Sino-U.S. relations.” The U.S. has been signaling that Obama might soon meet with the spiritual leader; Chinese President Hu Jintao is also expected to visit soon, perhaps in April.