Dalai Lama’s Envoys Head to China

Representatives for the Dalai Lama will travel to China this week for the first such visit in 15 months to continue negotiations. From the Financial Times:

The talks will be the latest stage in a dialogue over the future of Tibet that began in 2002 but which has produced little sign of agreement between the two sides.

The Tibetan government-in-exile, which is based in the Indian town of Dharamsala, gave no further details on Monday evening about the timing or location of the talks, saying in a statement only that the delegation would return to India in early February. The United Front Work Department, the Communist party body involved in previous talks, was not available for comment.

The apparent resumption on talks over Tibet comes as the Obama administration is considering a possible meeting between the president and the Dalai Lama, which Tibetan officials say they were promised last year by senior administration officials.


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