President Obama to host Dalai Lama

President Obama to host Dalai Lama

BBC: The President will meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader in a private meeting in the White House Map Room.

China has urged the US to cancel the meeting, saying it will "seriously impair China-US relations."

Mr Obama traditionally hosts foreign leaders in the Oval Office, so the decision to use the Map Room is viewed as an attempt to give the visit a lower-profile.

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