The Chinese president Hu Jintao is in town to meet with Obama. The state dinner was a traditional fanfare and it was very lavished. Since the Chinese president was received with the customary Obama bow and appeasement, it differs the type of reception Obama gave to the Dalai Lama. In order to appease the China government, Obama must show favor by displaying the utmost disrespect to the Dalai Lama. The leader of the free world intentionally deferred meeting after meeting with spiritual leader of Tibet. Finally, when Obama met with the Dalai Lama in February 2009, he showed the Dalai Lama out via the service entrance. It isn't very dignified to see the Dalai Lama pass by a pile of trash to meet with reporters.
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