Oh please. The US would be nuts to do anything other than ignore China's recent loony rants. Their other recent rant against US defense contractors is equally odd, if not violating the spirit of the WTO which they had to join. (Not that I really care to defend that industry, but still.) One of these days the US really has to forcefully push back against that miserable government instead of cowering as we've witnessed for years. What are they going to do? Stop buying US debt? Fine, then maybe the US will stop buying their cheap junk.
Any meeting between President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama would harm bilateral relations, China warned Tuesday while repeating Beijing's refusal to discuss Tibet's status with the spiritual leader's envoys.
An Obama meeting with the Tibetan spiritual leader would "seriously undermine the political foundation of Sino-U.S. relations," said Zhu Weiqun, the executive deputy head of the Communist Party's United Front Work Department who was in charge recent talks with the Dalai Lama's representatives.