From Reuters via the Washington Post (link)
Envoys of the Dalai Lama have raised demands on Tibetan autonomy and on the region’s borders which China cannot accept, a Chinese government official said on Friday in comments that shed light on secretive talks.
“During the process of making contacts, the Dalai Lama raised two big questions. One is Greater Tibet. One is high-level or real autonomy,” Laba Pingcuo, secretary-general of the China Tibetology Research Center, told reporters.
“The two demands he raised don’t match the history of Tibet,” he said of the Tibetan spiritual leader who lives in exile in India.