Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sun 20, Oct 2019 07:20 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
US House passes three bills in support of pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong
Tibetans, Hong Kong activists protest at the Nets vs. Raptors NBA preseason game
Coalition of activists urge Apple to stop colluding with China’s censorship
The arrest was extremely undemocratic: Tenzin Tsundue
Denouncing the Dalai Lama a criterion for government jobs in occupied Tibet
Lebron James on the firing line as Twitterati accuse him of undermining human rights for China's money
All Tibetan activists except Tsundue released from jail in Chennai
Tibetan court rules in favor of Penpa Tsering in case no. 20
Dalai Lama urges India’s stewardship in promoting secular ethics in modern education
Respite for Tibetans in Nepal as extradition treaty with China shelved
 Latest Photo News
Shrutika Sharma from Nainital, Uttrakhand, wins the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2019, seen with her are first runners up Shalika Rana and second runners up Sapna Devi. Oct. 13, 2019 Phayu Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
China plans ethnic tour for Dalai Lama envoys
Reuters[Friday, October 31, 2008 16:37]
By Emma Graham-Harrison

BEIJING - China plans to take the Dalai Lama's envoys to visit a non-Tibetan minority, a source said on Friday, as they try to persuade their wary visitors Beijing is sincere about talks on the Himalayan region's future.

The envoys arrived in Beijing on Thursday for fence-mending talks days after the Dalai Lama, currently visiting neighboring Japan, expressed dismay at China's attitude.

The rare trip out of the capital would be a chance for officials to showcase ethnic relations less fraught than those of Tibet, which erupted into deadly anti-Chinese riots in March.

But it is also a risky gamble because there are few areas of the country where minorities are entirely content, and most major ethnic groups have vocal advocates abroad who would be keen to undermine any picture of harmony presented by the government.

The latest round of talks is the first since Beijing hosted the Olympics in August, and comes amid growing concern about the Dalai Lama's health and the diminishing possibility of a meaningful settlement.

Tibetan exiles are frustrated with the lack of progress in talks with China and the Dalai Lama said by email last week that Beijing seemed to be making little effort to engage.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, revered by Buddhists in Tibet and elsewhere, has said he wants a high level of autonomy for Tibet, but not outright independence, while China considers him a trouble-making separatist. The Dalai Lama fled into exile in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule.

But a source familiar with the negotiations said the Chinese government has insisted it is sincere and there is room for progress in these meetings.

The trip out of the capital could be an effort to break an apparent deadlock and build trust.

"The delegation will be taken to a province populated by a non-Tibetan ethnic minority," said a source with knowledge of the talks, who declined to say which area or discuss the reason for the visit.

Inner Mongolia would be a likely destination because it shares a common religious heritage with Tibetans, which is linked to Chinese claims Lhasa has been under its rule for centuries.

However Tibetans worried about becoming a minority in their own land as waves of Han Chinese migrants flood in on a recently built railway may find cause for concern in Inner Mongolia's population data -- only around a fifth are Mongolian.

(Editing by Nick Macfie)
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
China's dog & pony show (wds1)
have a nice tour, (wangdut)
Envoy visit to other ethnic territories (bhoemi)
Tour of enthic minority communities (Tsongi)
China Tour (manmade)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
UK says Dalai Lama has met conditions set by China for talks
UK states its position on Tibet
China plans ethnic tour for Dalai Lama envoys
Dalai Lama begins week-long Japan visit
An Open Letter from a Tibetan to His Brothers and Sisters
US Asks China to Review Tibet Policies
Talk Tibet: A New Public Forum Explores the Minds of the Tibetans
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement