It's been an extraordinarily busy week for me, or else I would have commented on this sooner.
This past Monday, Stephen Harper became the first Prime Minister in Canadian history to host the Dalai Lama in his office (CTV). As one would expect, Communist China went nuts, calling the meeting a "blatant interference in China's internal affairs."
President Bush hosted Tibet's exiled leader the week before, and similar hysterics came from Zhongnanhai (Toronto Star).
Now, yours truly has been quite critical of this Administration's weakness on Communist China, but I must give credit where it's due - President Bush did the right thing.
As for Mr. Harper, his government has earned far more praise in this area, but we shouldn't take that for granted, especially given the fact that he has a minority government and the opposition party has a terrible history.
Both men deserve high praise for standing with the Dalai Lama.