Bush to Meet With Dalai Lama

Brushing aside complaints from China, President Bush is planning to meet with the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet.

China regards Tibet as part of its traditional territory and sees the Dalai Lama as a supporter of its independence.

In an apparent gesture to China, the White House made clear that Bush was receiving the Dalai Lama as a religious and not a political leader.