Exiled Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama: Appears to

have wrenched new talks out of recalcitrant Beijing.



Xinhua, People's Republic of China

Decision to Meet Dalai Lama's Envoy Receives 'Positive Responses'


The Beijing regime's surprise announcement this morning that it would meet the personal representative of the Dalai Lama 'in the coming days' was welcomed by the United States and most Western governments. According to this news item from China strictly controlled Xinhua news service, which is a tacit admission that the strategy of pro-Tibet forces has succeeded:


'It is hoped that through contact and consultation, the Dalai side will take credible moves to halt activities aimed at splitting China, stop inciting violence and stop disrupting and sabotaging the Beijing Olympic Games to create the conditions for talks.'


April 25, 2008


People's Republic of China- Xinhua - Original Article (English)

China has received positive responses after announcing that in the coming days, the Central Government would meet with the Dalai Lama's personal representative.


"In view of the repeated requests to resume talks made by the Dalai side, the relevant department of the Central Government will have contact and consultation with the Dalai's private representative in the coming days," an official said on Friday. "The Central Government's policy toward the Dalai Lama has been consistent and the door to dialogue has remained open.


"It is hoped that through contact and consultation, the Dalai side will take credible moves to halt activities aimed at splitting China, stop inciting violence and stop disrupting and sabotaging the Beijing Olympic Games to create the conditions for talks," the official added.


The United States said it was pleased to hear China's announcement about resume talks with an envoy of the Dalai Lama.


"We are pleased to hear this," White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said. "We welcome the news that the Chinese authorities will engage with the Dalai Lama's representatives."


European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso, heading a high-level E.U. delegation which arrived in Beijing on Thursday, expressed happiness with the announcement.


"We are of course very happy with this announcement," he said, hoping China's decision would also help "create a better understanding between China and Europe."


E.U. Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson, one of the nine commissioners in Barroso's delegation, said, "We want dialogue, not a boycott. We all want the Olympics to be a success, and reaching out in this way will help."


French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomed the announcement of, "a renewal of dialogue in the coming days with representatives of the Dalai Lama."



Germany also welcomed China's offer.


"We greatly welcome this move," German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Jaeger said. "We hope very much that this will contribute to resolving the conflict in Tibet," the spokesman added.


Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura said, "I hope this dialogue is a success."


Singapore welcomed the decision of the Chinese government, saying, "it will help maintain stability in Tibet."


"No one, least of all the Tibetan people, gains from a continuation of the tension, the protests and attempts to link the Tibetan issue with the Beijing Olympic Games," the Singaporean Foreign Ministry said in a statement.



[Editor's Note: Reporters Without Borders rates China's media as "Situation Very Serious "].




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