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Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Bush Meets Dalai Lama, Ignoring China's Objections
Once again, Bush stands on the side of freedom.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush met at the White House on Wednesday with the Dalai Lama, exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, ignoring objections from China 10 days before he makes an official visit to Beijing.

The private meeting with the president and the first lady came one day after the Bush administration named China a serious violator of religious freedom in a report to Congress.
This may seem like pointless symbolism to us, but it's very important. China knows that. Look at my review of The Case for Democracy to see why.
I'm willing to make a deal on behalf of our State Department. China gives up Tibet, and in return they get North Korea.
oooh, good one.
I'm sure China doesn't want NorK, though the North Koreans would be much better off after such a deal. Anyway, they would say "keep North Korea; we'd like Taiwan."
Why do you say China would not want North Korea instead of Tibet? To me, it's a win-win-win-win:

China softens its image, eliminates a pesky neighbor, and improves its trading potential with the West.

North Korea gets a chance to rise out of poverty.

South Korea and the U.S. get to relax a little.

Tibet gets the Dalai Lama back.
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