I think Obama’s tough stance on China is not only appropriate but needed. They respect only strength. This may be a more common occurrence over the next decade as our interests continue to collide. Meeting the Dalai Lama sends a message that we will do whatever we damn please, thank you very much! The fact that they hold a lot of our debt means nothing. The growth of their economy is still dependent on exports. Before you embark on revenge, dig two graves – Confucius
China thinks ’cause they’re holding our debt
They can dictate the rules for Tibet.
Their claims of internal
Are seen as infernal,
When the Dalai Lama cannot be met.