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Australian PM draws fire from Beijing over Dalai Lama meeting

Australian Prime Minister John Howard agreed Tuesday to meet the Dalai Lama after opponents charged he was afraid of offending China, drawing an immediate rebuke from Beijing. Howard will meet the visiting Tibetan spiritual leader sometime this week, his spokesman told reporters, ending several weeks of official hedging after an earlier warning from China, which is now Australia’s biggest trading partner. Full Story

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