Dalai Lama Says He Has Given up on China Talks

The Dalai Lama has said that he has lost faith in the negotiations with China over Tibet’s status, and will not participate any further. According to AP, he told a public gathering in Dharamsala:

“I have been sincerely pursuing the middle way approach in dealing with China for a long time now but there hasn’t been any positive response from the Chinese side,” he said in Tibetan at a public function Saturday in Dharmsala, the north Indian town that is home to Tibet’s government-in-exile.

“As far as I’m concerned I have given up,” he said in an unusually blunt statement.

“The issue of Tibet is not the issue of the Dalai Lama alone. It is the issue of 6 million Tibetans. I have asked the Tibetan government-in-exile, as a true democracy in exile, to decide in consultation with the Tibetan people the future course of action,” the Dalai Lama said.

October 25, 2008 12:19 PM
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