WASHINGTON — President Obama met with the Dalai Lama on Thursday, welcoming the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader to the White House for a low-profile meeting that nonetheless raised the hackles of China. The two men spoke about democracy, human rights and the need to preserve Tibet’s religious identity and culture — all issues that, predictably, [...]
Liu Xiaobo lives under the repressive communist Chinese system. Liu Xiaobo is going to jail. His crime? He’s a blogger who dared to call for basic freedoms in China. For that act, Liu has earned himself an 11-year sentence, and unfortunately for Liu, in the Chinese penal system that means hard labor.
Let’s have another communist [...]
COPENHAGEN — China’s climate negotiators have told Western counterparts they can’t agree to an “operational agreement” on climate change that President Barack Obama had hoped to bring home from Copenhagen –- and will push for a short, noncommittal collective statement at the end of the talks, according to American staffers briefed on the situation.It’s not [...]