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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Sunday, October 04, 2009


US diplomats press to put off the Obama-Dalai Lama meeting.

The important thing here is the timing of the meeting. To the protocol heavy Chinese, it would be significant to meet with the Tibetan leader before the first formal bilateral meeting with Chinese PM Hu.

So, they give a nod of "respect" to Hu and hope to take the pressure off the debt issues and to get a little flexibility on Iran.


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