US President Barack Obama (right) met  earlier this week with the Dalai Lama in the White House's Map Room, neutral ground which does not signal that the Tibetan spiritual leader is a head of state. Photo: EPA US President Barack Obama (right) met  earlier this week with the Dalai Lama in the White House's Map Room, neutral ground which does not signal that the Tibetan spiritual leader is a head of state. Photo: EPA
US President Barack Obama (right) met earlier this week with the Dalai Lama in the White House's Map Room, neutral ground which does not signal that the Tibetan spiritual leader is a head of state. Photo: EPA

Beijing’s muted response to Obama-Dalai Lama meet reveals shift in US-China ties

US boldness in challenging Beijing coupled with China's less tough reaction mark how much the two powers value their relationship

US President Barack Obama (right) met  earlier this week with the Dalai Lama in the White House's Map Room, neutral ground which does not signal that the Tibetan spiritual leader is a head of state. Photo: EPA US President Barack Obama (right) met  earlier this week with the Dalai Lama in the White House's Map Room, neutral ground which does not signal that the Tibetan spiritual leader is a head of state. Photo: EPA
US President Barack Obama (right) met earlier this week with the Dalai Lama in the White House's Map Room, neutral ground which does not signal that the Tibetan spiritual leader is a head of state. Photo: EPA
READ FULL ARTICLE