Dalai Lama receives US Congressional Gold Medal

October 17, 2007 by
Filed under: Americas, Asia-Pacific, Government, Peace, People 

Oct. 17: US President Bush gave the Congressional Gold Medal to the Dalai Lama – it’s one of the highest US honors. The Dalai Lama has been living in India and working from peace from there. Bush called on China to open talks with the exiled spiritual leader. China, however, views the Dalai Lama as a separatist and traitor, and condemned the US Congressional award as interference in China’s internal affairs. But at a news conference earlier in the day, President Bush said that he did not think his attendance at the ceremony would damage U.S. relations with China. Jon Decker reports.

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