Dalai Lama envoys report block in talks with China – Reuters
From Reuters, via Daily Times (link):
Envoys of the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader who has been branded a separatist by Beijing, said fundamental differences remained after talks in China on allowing more autonomy for the Buddhist region.
It was the fifth round of negotiations since contacts between China and the Dalai Lama’s representatives resumed in 2002, but there have so far been no concrete results of a process the Chinese government does not even openly acknowledge exists. “There is a better and deeper understanding of each other’s position and the fundamental differences that continue to exist in the positions held by the two parties,” envoy Lodi Gyari said in a statement, adding that the trip included a visit to the southern autonomous region of Guangxi.