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Apple’s billionaire head honcho has just masterminded the launch of the iPhone 4. But how can we connect him to Paul McCartney via a famous Buddhist leader?

July 1, 2010 4:18 by

Dalai Lama

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader met with the president earlier this year in Washington. The angry Chinese reaction was swift, as observers suggested that the Dalai Lama’s visit to the White House would further strain ties between the US and China.

“Reviled by the Chinese government as a dangerous separatist, but admired by many around the world as a man of peace,” Reuters reported, the Chinese government officially expressed that they were “strongly dissatisfied” over the meeting.

The Dalai Lama has become an unlikely political flashpoint in the Chinese-Tibet issue that has earned China international criticism for its Tibet policies, with critics calling on China to preserve Tibetan identity, and respect human rights there. But believe it or not, the Chinese are not the only ones to find fault with the philosophy of the revered spiritual leader. The Buddhist leader once received a letter from…


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