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Pelosi Visit: Is India Ready To Push The Envelope On Tibet?

Does the direct attack on China and its President Xi Jinping by former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after meeting the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala indicate a major shift in India's position on Tibet?
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Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, speaks with former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during their meeting at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India, June 19, 2024. (Tenzin Choejor/Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama/Handout via REUTERS)
‘Playing ‘Dalai card’ is a lousy move by US politicians.’ That was the headline on the front page of the Global Times, a Chinese state-run newspaper and website on Thursday evening. A day earlier, a bipartisan US delegation, including former House speaker Nancy Pelosi, met with the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, in Dharamshala and pledged Washington’s support for his cause....Read More
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