Tibetan Official: ‘Middle Path’ Favored By Exiles

From AP:

Hundreds of Tibetan leaders debating how to advance their struggle for freedom Saturday will likely continue to support the Dalai Lama’s path of compromise with China, the prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile said.

from all over the world have flocked to Dharmsala, home to the Dalai Lama and the self-declared government-in-exile, to discuss whether to press on with a measured path of compromise with China, or to call for independence for the Himalayan region. Many of the delegates argued for nuanced paths somewhere in between.

Saturday was the last session in the pivotal weeklong meeting called by the Dalai Lama after he publicly expressed frustration over the failure of his “middle path” approach aimed at greater autonomy for . He has declined to discuss his preference for the best strategy forward, not wanting to tilt the debate.

Exile leaders were expected to publicly discuss the delegates’ conclusions later Saturday afternoon, but Prime Minister Samdhong Rinpoche told The Associated Press that the committee’s report “appears to be a quiet consensus in favor of the middle path approach.”

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