French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) welcomed by Dalai Lama in Gdansk, Poland, 06 Dec 2008<br />French President Nicolas Sarkozy meets with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. (And works on a GNH index along the lines of Bhutan’s.) Beijing fumes. (“Unwise.” “Gross interference.”) Will China boycott next year’s vintages? Start calling French fries single-party state fries? For his part the Dalai Lama says conditions in Tibet “have not improved at all” since the Olympics.

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