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Dalai Lama, Obama to Meet

We can't hear you, China. On Friday morning, President Obama and the Dalai Lama are set to meet privately at the White House as the Tibetan leader embarks on a three-week tour of the U.S. “The United States supports the Dalai Lama's 'Middle Way' approach of neither assimilation nor independence for Tibetans in China,” a national security council spokeswoman said, pointing out that American presidents of both parties have been receiving the exiled Dalai Lama in the capitol for the past three decades. The Chinese government, meanwhile, warns the meeting will "inflict grave damages" on their relationship.