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Obama and Dalai Lama 'spiritual meeting' upsets Beijing

A "spiritual" meeting was held between the Dalai Lama and US president Barack Obama.

President Barack Obama called the Dalai Lama a "good friend" and an inspiration for freedom and dignity of all human beings.

Despite these comments, Beijing said the meeting was politically motivated.

The BBC spoke to Dr Lobsang Sangay, a Tibetan legal scholar and politician, who explained why the meeting was purely "spiritual".

  • 07 Feb 2015
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