US Secretary of State meets Dalai Lama representative, strong message to China


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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Ngodup Dongchung in Delhi amid US-China tensions. Ngodup Dongchung serves as a representative of the Dalai Lama, the supreme Buddhist cleric. Ngodup Dongcheng also serves as the representative of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), also known as the Tibetan Government in Exile. Blinken’s meeting with Dongcheng is the most important meeting with the Tibetan leadership since the Dalai Lama met then-President Barack Obama in Washington in 2016. The CTA and Tibetan support groups have received a boost in international support in recent months. In November, Lobsang Sangay, the former head of the Tibetan...