President Barack Obama will meet with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday, the White House said, prompting swift and vehement protest from China.
The exiled leader, who is in the US for a speaking tour, is famed for his peaceful struggle for greater Tibetan autonomy, which China bitterly opposes. The last time he met with Obama, in 2011, China said it damaged Chinese-American ties. China was similarly angered when the two met in 2010. (AP)