China Seeks Positive Outcome From Tibet Talks

From Financial Times:

Hu Jintao, China’s president, said he hoped the opening round of new talks with representatives of the , held amid tight security at a state guesthouse in southern China on Sunday, would “yield a positive outcome.”

The talks were held in Shenzhen, the economic centre bordering Hong Kong, a location far from Beijing, the capital, in an apparent effort to minimise their domestic profile and possibly also downplay their importance. Chinese officials have met representatives of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader six times since 2002, but the talks foundered last year, and then were put on hold after the suppression of sometimes violent protests in the remote Himalayan region in March.

May 4, 2008, 10:26 AM
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